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Lunch and afternoon coffee at Turn Fit Deli

February 9, 2016
cappuccino at Turn Fit Deli

cappuccino at Turn Fit Deli

Excellent lunch at Turn Fit Deli. Vegetarian, or was it vegan, Shepherd’s Pie. It sounded disgusting. It bore absolutely no resemblance to shepherd’s pie. A vegetable casserole or stew, mushrooms, maybe carrots, I do do not know what else, served with rice. It was very tasty.  I would though prefer to have served on a plate or in a bowl, not in a paper pot.

I popped back later and had a cappuccino and cookie. Cappuccino excellent, but then I expect no better from what is now the No 1 coffee spot in Guildford.

Cappuccino served in cups not paper takeaway, though no saucers.

I stayed long after closing. It had been cold all afternoon, now it was raining.

Turn Fit Deli is highly recommended for both lunch and afternoon coffee.

Lunch at Turn Fit Deli

December 18, 2015
Turn Fit Deli

Turn Fit Deli

Turn Fit Deli only opened early this month and shot straight to No 1 coffee spot in Guildford (No 2 jointly shared with FCB coffee kiosk and Harris + Hoole). Word of mouth.

I popped in, with the intention of popping back later for a coffee, got half way down the road, it was cold and damp, thought why not, turned on my heals, returned and had lunch.

Beef ragu. Not something I would as a rule have, a sort of minced beef stew with rice. Spicy, a tad too spicy. But otherwise excellent. Flat wooden spoons. I probably should have used a fork. A man had soup, which he said was excellent, though he commented it was a little too spicy. Not easy, soup with a flat wooden spoon.

Served in a paper pot, which is folded over the top. OK for takeaway, though I can see grave danger of spillage. Far better, paper or card tray or pot, with plant based-cellulose lid (as they do at Iydea in Brighton). All can be recycled through a compost heap. But for eat in, far better on a plate or in a bowl.

egg and bacon muffins

egg and bacon muffins

I learnt they do breakfast. On display egg and bacon muffins. Unusual and looked delicious, though I would not eat, as I do not eat eggs.

I returned later for a cappuccino, and learnt they have a breakfast choice, but cannot recall what, other than I think maybe muesli and porridge may have got a mention.

Minimalist, modern, one large communal table and a little breakfast bar if you wish to people watch by the window.

The large communal table could have a sign, conversation table, as the couple of times I have been in, people friendly and intelligent conversation has ensued. Not what would happen in any of the ghastly chains in Guildford of which there are far too many.

Quiet. One of the big downsides of Harris + Hoole, very noisy downstairs.

We need a network of small business like Turn Fit Deli, either small family business or open coops, each supporting each other.

Next step would be acceptance of faircoin and adoption of a Guildford local currency, something Experience Guildford should be looking into and getting off the ground.

Turn Fit Deli, to be added to places to eat in Guildford.

Afternoon in Guildford

December 18, 2015
historical novels by Michael Arnold

English Civil War historical novels signed by Michael Arnold 

Twenty minutes late getting to Guildford. Mechanical fault on the train.

Bridge over the River Wey, a couple of stalls, one selling cheese, the other honey and beeswax, ceramics and English Civil War historical novels, signed copies by Michael Arnold (a strange mix).

Tacky stalls in Guildford High Street selling Christmas tat. Why?

Lunch at Turn Fit Deli. I had intended to return later for a coffee. Beef ragu. Not something I would as a rule have, a sort of minced beef stew with rice. Spicy, a tad too spicy. But otherwise excellent. Flat wooden spoons. I probably should have used a fork. A man had soup, which he said was excellent, though he commented it was a little too spicy. Not easy, soup with a wooden spoon.

Served in a paper pot, which is folded over the top. OK for takeaway, though I can see grave danger of spillage. Far better, paper or card tray or pot, with plant based-cellulose lid (as they do at Iydea in Brighton). All can be recycled through a compost heap. But for eat in, far better on a plate or in a bowl.

I learnt they do breakfast. On display egg and bacon muffins. Unusual and looked delicious, though I would not eat, as I do not eat eggs.

Eat Fit Deli, to be added to places to eat in Guildford.

Quick look in Ben’s Records, Merry Christmas to Ben, then rest of the afternoon in Eat Fit Deli enjoying an excellent cappuccino. On the way, I pop in Tourist Information Office, and let them know, Eat Fit Deli, is not only good for coffee, but also excellent food too.

Turn Fit Deli

December 15, 2015
coffee beans at Turn Fit Deli

coffee beans at Turn Fit Deli

Turn Fit Deli

Turn Fit Deli

cappuccino

cappuccino

Turn Fit Deli only opened early this month and it has already shot to the No 1 coffee spot in Guildford (No 2 jointly shared by FCB Coffee kiosk and Harris + Hoole).

I popped in Turn Fit Deli a couple of weeks ago, maybe a couple of days after it had opened.

Excellent coffee from new coffee shop, Turn Fit Deli. Weird name. Coffee, coffee beans, light lunches, cakes and cookies, everything home made by different people.

Atmosphere is minimalist, modern.

Turn Fit Deli shows how to if you wish to open a coffee shop with a reputation, buy in world class coffee beans, employ a word class barista who knows his coffee. Turn Fit Deli has done both.  You cannot cut corners when it comes to serving coffee.

Word of mouth, Turn Fit Deli  has already acquired a reputation with coffee connoisseurs as the place for coffee.

Everything where possible, locally sourced.

We need a network of local businesses, each sporting each other.

Next step use FairCoin and introduce a local currency.

Absolutely no excuse for farmers on farmers market letting themselves and everyone else down buying disgusting  coffee from Costa or tax-dodging Starbucks.