Lunch at Café Mila

Café Mila

Café Mila

vegetable soup

vegetable soup

stuffed butternut squash

stuffed butternut squash

books by Paulo Coelho

books by Paulo Coelho

books to browse and borrow

books to browse and borrow

Excellent vegetable soup, followed by stuffed butternut squash with a little greenery.

The food does not only taste good, it is always well presented.

As well as lunch, tea and cakes, there is also art and yoga at Café Mila.

In the summer there may be a concert from a classical pianist and singer-song writer giving a hint of her forthcoming album.

Free wifi, which a few of the customers were making full use of.

There are books to read and browse, for example the amazing Quiet Food. There are also books to take away, for example books by Paulo Coelho.

The books to take away are tracked on facebook. But, as I have pointed out, this is not a good idea, as in reality, not possible to track on facebook, or at least find, though no doubt facebook will be flogging the information.

Far, far better, is to set up a Café Mila blog. This can then have categories, books, recipes, events etc, ie like this blog. With the books, an initial review can be written, then anyone who takes a book, can add their comments. They can also do the same for any of the events, which so long as not abuse, provides useful feedback.

I was tempted to have tea and cake, but decided to take a wander through Godalming, then pop back for afternoon tea. I was therefore somewhat annoyed to find when I popped back, they had closed early. Even more annoyed to be lied to by one of the girls saying they were closing early as not busy, as simply not true.

As I was turned away, so was a lady with a dog. She said she was very annoyed as this was the second time this had happened to her.

Not good, if closing time five o’clock, then one expects to be open until five o’clock. This will result in people not making the effort to go, once gone mid-afternoon, then Café Mila will end up in a vicious circle of closing earlier and earlier as quiet. People will not go in the last hour, if they cannot be sure to find open.

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