Posts Tagged ‘Cafe Mila’

Love and Light

July 25, 2017

Art exhibition in Cafe Mila in Godalming.

Art by Julie Smallwood.

Coffee

July 1, 2017

I often find interesting books in Cafe Mila, not the rubbished hyped by marketing.

It was in Cafe Mila, I picked up and had a browse of Coffee.

A glossy picture, with facing page text printed on glossy paper making difficult to read. The two contributors not experts  on coffee.

Not a book I would recommend.

For a brief introduction, cannot go far wrong with How to Brew the Perfect Cup from Union Hand-Roasted Coffee.

For something can easily read in afternoon, or browse in a coffee shop, Coffee and Cold Brew Coffee.

For something more substantial, the definitive guides to coffee, but still can be browsed whilst sitting in a coffee shop, The World Atlas of Coffee, The Best of JimSeven and Real Fresh Coffee.

To curl up and read, God in a Cup.

Tuesday afternoon in Godalming

November 24, 2015
swan and Cygnets on River Wey

swan and cygnets on River Wey

riverside walk

riverside walk

River Wey

River Wey

soup at Cafe Mila

soup at Cafe Mila

lunch at Cafe Mila

lunch at Cafe Mila

Four weeks ago, last Tuesday in October, pleasant sunny afternoon in Godalming.

A walk along the river.

Lunch at Cafe Mila.

Wander in the street.

Afternoon tea at Cafe Mila.

Long journey home on the bus.

Lunch at Cafe Mila

September 15, 2015

Lunch at Cafe Mila was sadly was not up to their usual high standard. Soup was excellent, but the chickpea curry was awful. The service was not too good either.

I usually sit downstairs, at a long wooden table, but it was too noisy, loud music, and three very noisy women who probably could be heard half way down the street, sat behind me. I decided to sit upstairs. Having placed my order and said where I was sitting, I let me know I was relocating upstairs.

leak and potato soup

leak and potato soup

Long time before my soup arrived. Full marks to the waitress, not a drop sloshed around the bowl.

The soup bowls have changed. They were shallow, now deep. Or maybe my imagination.

Leak and potato soup. It had no resemblance to any leak and potato soup I have ever tasted. That said, it was excellent, piping hot and generous portion size. Though at £6, pricey.

chickpea curry

chickpea curry

One of my favourite dishes from Curries from Home is chickpea curry. That was my main course. It was awful. The only time I have ever left a dish at Cafe Mila.

I have before had Thai green curry, and that was excellent.

The service was terrible. Long wait for my soup. An even longer wait for my curry, though when it was finally delivered, the girl did at least apologise.

Nor was it quiet upstairs. It was, but half way through my soup, the noisy women arrived joined by a fourth women. Ignorant, scant regard for others who were upstairs because it is the quiet area.

In the corner a lovely sculpture.

Later I decided to return for afternoon tea only annoyingly to find they had closed early. Not good, people will not bother late afternoon, if they risk finding closed, then in a downward spiral of closing earlier and earlier.

Cafe Mila have occasional special evenings. Why not invite Curries from Home for an Indian evening? At least it will be authentic India cuisine.

sculpture

sculpture

Afternoon in Godalming

December 9, 2014

A frosty morning.

I met up with Jewelia and Andy.

Jewelia playing Schiedmayer piano in Godalming Parish Church

Jewelia playing Schiedmayer piano in Godalming Parish Church

We headed to Godalming Parish Church, where there is a beautiful Schiedmayer piano.

The piano had been moved from its usual location for a concert tomorrow. This proved to be ideal, as Jewelia was able to play the piano and at the same time check out the church acoustics.

Both were excellent.

A walk along the River Wey.

leak and potato soup

leak and potato soup

Lunch at Café Mila.

We left Café Mila, by which time the temperature had dropped.

A look in the Parish Church, then Godalming Station.

Lunch and afternoon tea at Café Mila

October 28, 2014
pumpkin soup

pumpkin soup

Excellent lunch at Café Mila.

Pumpkin soup, followed by filo pastry tart stuffed with vegetables.

Pumpkin soup is usually an orangey-yellow. This was green. I do not know why. I meant to ask the chef, but forgot. Strictly speaking, it was spiced pumpkin soup.

A wander around Godalming, then afternoon tea and cake. Bakewell tart with a mug of tea.

Bad news, Café Mila will be closing at four o’clock, which is not good news. Indeed it is very bad news.

I would turn this around. In the winter stay open until five o’clock, in the summer stay open until at least six o’clock.

Today, and last Tuesday, it was still busy when I left a few minutes before 4-30.

When indy coffee shops close early, all they do is lose custom to the High Street chains, people then get into the habit and do not come back.

In Guildford in the summer Glutton & Glee are turning people way when they close at five o’clock. Their loss, Harris + Hoole gain.

Summer Art Exhibition at Café Mila

June 23, 2014
Café Mila summer art exhibition 2014

Café Mila summer art exhibition 2014

Café Mila are currently holding their summer art exhibition.

Well worth a visit.

Café Mila summer art exhibition 2014

Café Mila summer art exhibition 2014

cafe mila summer art exhibition 2014

Café Mila summer art exhibition 2014

Café Mila summer art exhibition 2014

Café Mila summer art exhibition 2014

Lunch at Café Mila

June 23, 2014
tomato and celery soup

tomato and celery soup

A very hot day in Godalming. I arrived earlier than usual. I popped in and had a zinger (I think apple, pear and ginger), a very refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day. I then returned a little later for lunch.

For starter tomato and celery soup. I thought it would be a little too heavy for a hot day, but it was light. The celery gave a zing to it, almost as would expect from ginger. Delicious.

Followed by potato and green vegetable bake with a little side salad. This I though definitely winter dish, but it proved light. A potato crust, inside, peas, broccoli and cauliflower.

Followed by a ginger flapjack and a cup of tea.

With the gingerade I had later in Harris + Hoole in Guildford, I was probably suffering ginger overload.

Café Mila currently has a summer art exhibition. Well worth a visit.

Lunch at Café Mila

April 10, 2014
broccoli and Stilton soup

broccoli and Stilton soup

stuffed mushroom and salad

stuffed mushroom and salad

tea and cake

tea and cake

Broccoli and Stilton soup.

Followed by stuffed mushroom and salad.

I was going to walk through Godalming, walk back along the river, then have afternoon tea and a cake. But as I was still hungry, I had a tea and a cake.

Café Mila was very quiet. I was the only one there.

Prior’s Field School photographic exhibition

March 13, 2014
Prior's Field School photographic exhibition

Prior’s Field School photographic exhibition

An excellent art exhibition at Café Mila.

My only criticism, please do not cover with glass (in this case plastic) as reflections make it impossible to see.

If Café Mila can mount successful art exhibitions, why not the Guildford Institute? My guess is, because at Café Mila they care.