“ Address: 88 Market Place / Romford / Essex / RM1 3ER „
I have eaten at Café Fino several times. On most occasions a I have found the food to be tasty, well presented and of very good value but on just one occasion I wasn't so pleased. I suppose anyone and anywhere can have an off day and because on the other occasions I was pleased with my food then I will have to rate this place as being good and hope that the not so good time was a one off.
Café Fino has a very extensive menu which offers, in my opinion, something for everyone. I think it would be difficult not to find something to your taste here. I don't eat meat but still don't have much trouble finding something here to enjoy. I would say that the vegetarian choice is quite good.
The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and it is open seven days a week. We have eaten here mainly on weekends when we have been shopping (my husband and myself that is) as it is on Romford Market, and thought it would be better to eat out than have to go home and cook. We have eaten here on Sundays although we haven't yet sampled the roast dinner.
The meal that we didn't like was omelettes. My husband ordered a ham and cheese omelette and I ordered a cheese, tomato and onion filling for mine. The omelettes were both on the dry side and really didn't taste at all nice.
However, on all other occasions I really couldn't fault the food at all.
One particular meal that I enjoyed was a vegetable lasagne which was very nice and of a generous portion, too generous for me, in fact.
We have eaten varied meals here; burgers, fish and chips as well as a more snack type meal of toasted sandwiches; these were tasty.
The interior of café Fino is fairly large for a cafe. In hot weather fans are switched on making it feel quite pleasant.
There are many tables and chairs placed around but I find there is a good amount of space between them. More than in some other cafes close by.
From inside you can see the cooking area.
Music plays but not too loudly.
Outside there is a small sectioned off area for al fresco dining. In the summer parasols are provided. The café opens on to the market and so sitting here can be quite noisy and one can hear some colourful language at times.
We always find the service good with our order taken quickly and food comes up fairly quickly too, depending on what you have ordered, as the food is cooked to order.
The toilets are towards the rear of the restaurant. The ladies toilet is adapted for disabled guests.
There are baby changing facilities too.