Now, when I mention Gusto the lovely chain Italian restaurant found all over the country springs to mind. But this is different, this is Gusto Deli an independent café and deli found on Montpellier in Cheltenham, and in our opinion the BEST place for brunch.
We are so lucky with the weather we have been having over the last few months and one of our favourite things to do on a sunny Sunday morning is to sit outside for breakfast. Yes, you can make your own slap up brunch at home but let's face it, it's a real treat to go out and have it done for you and to be honest once you have spent the money on all of the ingredients, a brunch ranging from £6-£10 per person doesn't feel bad. Also, brunch feels like the best time to feast as you have no guilty feelings about what you have eaten previously as it is the first meal of the day and you know you won't need to eat anything until dinner time! So feast away!
Gusto has a lovely little menu including Eggs Benedict, Full English, French Toast with a twist and the best scrambled eggs in town served from 10-3 on a Sunday. They have a delicious range of drinks our top 3 favourites are their freshly pressed orange juice, chocolate milk shake made from their Italian ice creams counter and café au Lait made from Illy coffee.
The service is excellent even when they are busy, which is most of the time as this place is popular. Staff serve with a smile and are happy to accommodate changes to your wants and needs. I replaced poached eggs with scrambled on my full English and the lady next to me exchanged flat mushrooms for an extra sausage! very rarely is this happily accepted in other restaurants.
How could I have got this far down the blog without mentioning Gusto's Hash Browns. You may have seen us tweeting about this legendary potato gratins before but oh my goodness, you will never want another straight from the freezer big standard hash brown again.
These little, or rather large, goodies are homemade herby potato gratins, deep fried to give a beautifully crispy edge. Meg had eggs benedict last time we went but was so jealous of Emily's that she asked for one on the side, providing once again how accommodating the staff are. None of this pluck yiouyr courage up to ask for an extra Yorkshire pudding at a roast dinner malarkey.
Anyway, need I say more? Get yourself down to Gusto for Brunch, you won't regret it!
Where is your favourite breakfast or brunch spot?
Millie and Meg x