Aldershot is infamous for its boarded-up shops, gambling joints, Pound shops, disgusting fast food outlets and tacky chain eateries.
To find somewhere worth eating, let alone worth making a trip to Aldershot for, is nothing short of a miracle.
Caffe Macchiato is one such place.
I had spaghetti con polpette, spaghetti with meatballs, onion and tomato sauce, It was excellent, generous portion size too, all freshly cooked from quality ingredients.
On a previous visit, pollo crema a fungi, breast of chicken cooked with wine, peppers, served with porcini mushrooms in a garlic and tomato sauce. That too was excellent.
I do not though recommend the coffee. They need to source better quality coffee from specialist coffee roasters, not source from a sister coffee bar, where they lack the expertise to roast coffee (though full marks for trying).
An idiot has posted a very nasty review on TripAdvisor, claiming service without a smile, poor quality ingredients. This simply is not true.
Newspapers to read, Times, Independent, Daily Mail, art on the wall by Emilia, free wifi.
Since my last visit, a revamp, new chairs outside, different décor inside.
Occasional live music in the evening, with a set menu.
My only question: Why not No1 on TripAdvisor for places to eat in Aldershot?