We'd heard about it online and were looking forward to our stop-off in the town while en route to Ipswich.
|Look at that array of cakes. The empty spot at the front of the counter is where the sausage rolls were|
We received a warm welcome and I was amazed by the selection of cakes and sweet treats on the counter. I also spotted sausage rolls and ordered one immediately.
|A sign every Coeliac wants to see|
We then sat down and had a look at the menu. It was superb to once again read that EVERYTHING is gluten free on the menu. As someone with Coeliac Disease I have struggled for years to find places that are 100% gluten free. Thankfully, the owner of Gloof is also a Coeliac so understands the risks and has ensured that the environment is free of cross-contamination.
We ordered a panini each - I went for Cheese & Ham, while Emily had the Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomatoes one so we could share.
Luckily we arrived just before three other couples came in, creating a mid-afternoon rush.
All of the food looked great and the sausage rolls were proving popular, so popular that they actually ran out while we were there. Nice to see, but it did stop me from ordering a second one.
|Sausage roll starter|
The sausage roll arrived shortly after ordering and was served warm, with a sachet of ketchup. It's been so long since I've been able to eat something seemingly so simple for lunch. I might get to eat a sausage roll from M&S, but when I'm out and about I wouldn't be able to get a hot one. Little things like that can make a big difference and I really enjoyed this 'starter'.
The paninis were up next and were really good. It's very rare that Emily and I get to have a lunch together where we both get to eat and it was especially nice to be able to share half of our paninis.
We still had room for dessert, so I had the double chocolate cake and Emily had a cheese scone. Both were excellent.
|Double chocolate cake with a cake fork for dessert|
Before leaving we also had a try of the lemon drizzle cake. It was delicious.
We both rate Gloof highly for the service, environment, range of food and general niceness. We're looking forward to our return visit already.
Check out Gloof for more information and opening times.
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- Gluten Free
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