The start of the year is surely the bleakest time of the year; with Christmas a distant (and expensive) memory, and months to go before any hope of warmer weather. Increasingly these days it seems that January is the month for self-punishment after the excesses of December. Everyone is either clogging up the gyms, saving money, dieting, abstaining from alcohol or practising short-term veganism. All sure-fire ways to cheer yourself through to Spring, right?
For the last 5 years Emmett’s have rolled out their New Year breakfast offer: A cooked breakfast with an enticing tiny price tag. For the duration of January, February and March customers can tuck into a cooked breakfast for £2.19. Last year it was £2.18, the year before £2.17…. you get the idea. A penny a year is not a bad rate of inflation.
But this is by no means a ‘budget’ breakfast! Seizing on a great way to showcase their range of shop items; Emmett’s will fill your plate with:
- A slice of Suffolk stoneground bread
- A generous helping of their Suffolk ham
- A fried Havensfield egg
- A few rashers of their mild-cured bacon
- A dollop of delicious Sri Lankan chutney
- A mug of tea or coffee
All of these items are available in their fine-food shop and most are sourced locally.
The team at Emmett’s are helpful and knowledgeable; happy to discuss anything from the benefits of nitrate-free food to their illustrious history, holding a royal warrant for 36 years. It’s no surprise, then that the little café is popular with locals, all receiving a warm welcome & children being provided with plentiful drawing supplies to keep them entertained. We felt a warmth here that was about much more than quality ingredients in an on-budget breakfast.
After breakfast we spent a pleasant time browsing the many tempting delicacies on offer in the shop & chatting with the owner. We discovered that the only danger of Emmett’s at this time of year is that what you save on breakfast will likely be spent (and then a bit more) on the amazing selection of deli-treats.
Still, I don’t think I could cook breakfast at home for two with change from a £5 note……AND I’d have to do the washing up!
The 2019 New Year Breakfast deal runs from 1st January to 31st March and is available all day!