A little bit further afield this week, decided to see what is on offer outside of MK. Towcester is a good option because it is only 10-15 minutes away from Milton Keynes and it is a nice straight and easy route down the A5.
Along the high street in Towcester are a wealth of Cafe’s (as well as charity shops, pubs and a sprinkling of shops. Ten Hands had good ratings so I decided to give it a try. It is a good sized cafe, sort of divided into three sections, the front, back and outside eating area. The seating was comfortable, it is well lit and nicely decorated. I visited on a Monday morning and it was surprisingly busy. They do advise you to book a table in advance, which I did.
I had an absolutely delicious brunch consisting of 3 perfectly poached eggs on sourdough toast with bacon and a potatoe rosti. I also purchased a pot of tea and a fresh orange juice.
The poached eggs were the best eggs I have eaten in a very long time, however, the whole dish was simply delicious and cooked to perfection.
I was surprised by the high quality of the drinks; for example the pot of tea contained tea leaves – always the mark of a superior establishment in my mind; I do love real tea! And the OJ was freshly squeezed orange juice; which I have to say I rarely encounter wherever I go – how delicious is freshly squeezed OJ? I should have requested a smaller size though because I could not finish it, sublime or not.
Brunch is served every day until 11:30am, they have a good variety of dishes and they have a small but perfectly formed kids menu. Remember when I visited “The Bean” in Stony, I said my only peeve was that their kids menu wasn’t kid friendly enough for fussy kids? Well as it says on the Ten Hands website; they have kids and they know kids. It’s a great little menu so i feel I need to come back with the kiddos to see what they think.
The price point is a little higher here, but the food quality appears to be inline with that.
Booking: Phone bookings only on 01327 351010
Parking: Next to waitrose there is a free car park which is a 2 minute walk away.
Address: 175 Watling Street West, Towcester, NN12 6BX.