“ Address: Unit K8, Pride Hill Centre, Pride Hill, SY1 1DB, Shrewsbury (Shropshire) / Phone: 01743 361414 „
The other week, my friend and I were shopping in the town of Shrewsbury when we decided to stop for a hot chocolate. We had a couple of options of places to go, although decided on a cafe which we had been to a couple of years back.
Cafe Georgia is located in the Pride Hill shopping centre. Despite being around a 2 minute walk from the high street, it is in a convenient place as if you have parked your car in the outside car park (not the multi-storey) you will have to pass this little cafe on the way in and way out of the shopping centre.
We hadn't been to this little cafe for a few years (as we always seem to be in a rush when we are in town and usually grab something quick like a McDonalds or slice of pizza from Greggs to eat on the go. So I wasn't sure if the cafe was the same or any different than when we last went there.
The cafe did look busy; the majority of the seats in the shop were taken. There were more seats outside (opposite the shop), with tables and chairs and comfy looking sofas - although I felt that had we sat there people would be staring at you as they went up and down the escalator, plus it said the outside area was closed. So we went inside the shop.
We managed to find a table for three by the wall and by the counter. Whilst sitting there, I counted seating for around 25 people in the shop. There were lots of people in there; both eating and just there for a coffee.
There was a lovely atmosphere in the cafe; very welcoming. Despite the fact that the cafe was almost full it wasn't noisy.
We had a look at the menu; there was lots of choice of Panini's and jacket potatoes etc. However, we had already had lunch and so only wanted a hot chocolate.
I was sat right in front of the counter (so had my back to the counter). I went to order our hot chocolates with cream. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and polite. I waited there whilst she made them and paid the bill of £4.80 (£2.40 per mug of hot chocolate). I then took the tray to our table.
So as you can see it was a self-service - you choose a table, order it at the counter, pay for it when you order, and then take your tray to the table.
One thing I found with sitting by the counter was that because it was a bit close, I was scared that someone would turn around with a tray of hot drinks and spill them over me - but it was ok and probably me just being paranoid.
The hot chocolates were really nice - lots of cream and marshmallows. They were very hot and made with milk (great, because I hate hot chocolate which is made with water!).
Although we were only there about 25 minutes, it was a really pleasant experience and I would definitely return again.
Thanks for reading!