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Restaurant review: Edible in Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 15:50 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:42 20 February 2013

Table talkers Kim Little and her mother, Margaret Pattison

Table talkers Kim Little and her mother, Margaret Pattison

IF YOU define Edible as, 'fit to be eaten' then it would seem that one of Chelmsford's newest café is perhaps selling itself a little short, writes Stephanie Mackentyre...

IF YOU define Edible as, 'fit to be eaten' then it would seem that one of Chelmsford's newest caf is perhaps selling itself a little short, writes Stephanie Mackentyre.

Edible caf is owned by Blue Lawn boutique owner Clare Moore and it's beautifully bijou, set in a pretty parade of boutique-style shops on the busy Baddow Road. Turn the corner and you're inside the Blue Lawn boutique, a sister to the boutique on the High Street in Dedham.

The Edible cafe menu is rustic simplicity and keenly priced. It is open for breakfast from 9am, Monday to Saturday, serving a selection of porridge, berries and toast and it remains open until 5.30pm serving croissants, paninis, bagels, toasties, home-made soup, salads and savoury tartlets.

There's also a delicious selection of cakes invitingly displayed on traditional silver cake stands which I managed not to succumb to - just.

For my lunch I enjoyed home-made chorizo soup, it was hot and spicy and served with a choice of brown or white bread, freshly-cut into a thick wedge. There's limited seating downstairs overlooking the busy shopping thoroughfare and as you sip your espresso you can mull over the cool gifts and pretty home wear.

I opted to sit upstairs where there are three large long wooden tables with an eclectic mix of chairs. The trendy white-washed walls with black and white art are illuminated by overhead spotlights. You currently have to be let in to the 'smallest room' by the staff due to the keypad lock, however the team who serve you are chatty and friendly and give a quick service too.

The crisp white lilies on the table with the uplifting Latino funk were a welcome final touch. If you're looking for fashion, funk and fabulous goodies this is the place for you to try.


Useful to know
My total bill came to 7.15 for one course and a latte. This is an independent review, featuring a restaurant selected and experienced by the food and wine editor. The restaurant was not told it was being reviewed.


Table Talk
with diners Kim Little and her mum, Margaret Pattison


What do you do? I'm a food technology technician for a school
What did you choose from the menu? We both had chorizo soup and a raspberry brownie
How did you discover Edible? We were out shopping and came across it
Describe your dining experience in three words: Very good lunch
Rate their value for money: Not bad at all
Would you come again? Yes, I think we would
What was the best part of your meal? It is difficult to say just one thing as we both enjoyed it all


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