Lunch at Cafe Mish, London

What am I doing in a random sandwich bar in Mayfair?

I was invited down to try some of their delicious sandwiches. Honestly, I’m glad I was, because I don’t work in the area. I don’t spend a huge amount of time in Mayfair. But even if I did, it’s unlikely I would have walked in. I’m not a huge fan of the branding, and that would probably be the only way I would have noticed it unless I’d been told to go. Actually, maybe I would have spotted the line building up outside the teeny cafe. Good thing I made it in before the lunch hour rush.

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LIke I said, the cafe is small, and it doesn’t look anything hugely special. Nice is a good way to describe it.

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But then there are a few things you notice. Like hey, those treats on the counter look damn good.

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My excitement levels were still pretty normal though. I hadn’t tried anything yet.

We sat ourselves down on two of the very few seats in the cafe.

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I had chatted to the manager (who was lovely) about what to order. He suggested a few things, most of which were non-veggie things. Mama Bridges was going to have to help me out.

The number one thing he said to try was the Salt Beef – slow braised salted beef, sweet pickle gherkins, dijonnaise on a caraway bloomer. He gave us a half-portion split into two so we had more room to eat.

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Mama Bridges said it was incredible. As in, her absolute favourite sandwich is the salt beef sandwich at Selfridges. And she said this was better.

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They have some specials, and the soup was one of them. It was a salmon soup, said to be amazing. Well, Mama Bridges can confirm this. I’d like to think of her as my strictest taster.

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I’m pretty sure I saw a tear of joy in her eye. She wouldn’t stop going on about how good it was. Damn me not being pescatarian anymore.

Oh well, I had other things on my mind. Namely this baby: Wild Mushroom Gruyere Croque Monsieur on Toasted Ciabatta.

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Holy moly was this a thing of beauty. One bite was all it took for the pressure to make the mushrooms start spilling out all over the place.

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I had to get the paper it was served on to wrap it up tightly and stop the mushroom and cheese goodness going everywhere.

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The finale was another special. This time, a turkey sandwich.

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Although it was no ordinary turkey sandwich. The turkey was juicy and delicious – nothing like most turkey I’ve had in the past. Again, I sat in a sulk as Mama Bridges very much enjoyed herself.

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One of the guys in the queue saw the sandwich, pointed to it and said “I want that”. Oh yes, you do.

We were both bursting full at this point. I had just come from breakfast meetings and reviews so had already eaten massive amounts that day. And Mama Bridges had just stuffed her face with sandwiches and soup. I needed a peppermint tea to cleanse.

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Mama couldn’t handle the rest of the turkey, but refused to leave it behind. We wrapped that bad boy up.

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Mama B skipped off, too excited to tell people about this amazing sandwich spot. Such an unexpectedly fantastic lunch. If you find yourself in the area, do yourself a favour and grab a soup or sandwich. Or both. GET IT ALL.

2 Comments

  1. Jazz Coupland
    March 18, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Oh dear. I have just created a “Food to visit in Ldn” list. That mushroom number is firmly on said list. P.S. sorry for all the reply spam, these posts are getting me v. excited!! xxx

    • March 21, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Don’t be sorry AT ALL I love a comment! Yayayay, I completely get you, my ‘TO DO LONDON’ list is getting ridiculous. xx

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