Roast is an exciting new Independence coffeehouse in Crosby, Liverpool. It’s not just all about coffee though – they have breakfast and brunch covered too. My god do I love brunch!.
Opened in December 2015, Roast is warm and inviting, with comfy chairs and books and cake. I love the relaxing atmosphere here. The décor is wooden and modern but comfortable. Roast is very much in support of the local community with notices on the walls of upcoming Roast Book Clubs (I love this idea) and other community events.
My friend and I visited Roast on a cold Saturday afternoon in January. Although it was quite busy, we managed to nab the best comfy seats in the house, right next to the window (my fave place). Perfect for being extremely cosy whilst windy weather people watching.
The menu is slightly American style brunch theme, with loads of tasty dishes to choose from. They serve everything from brunch to pancakes and shakes here!! I was spoilt for choice (always a pleasure). After mucho deliberation, we both decided to go for “The Roast Benedict (£7.75) – Two free range poached eggs served on two toasted breakfast muffins with Lincolnshire sausage & streaky bacon topped with our delicious homemade hollandaise sauce”, not forgetting the customary cappuccino (£2.80 Large). It was absolutely delicious. It was hot, fresh and presented beautifully. Being the fusspot that I am, I asked for my eggs scrambled and they were perfectly creamy and fluffy. The Lincolnshire sausage was very tasty indeed, as was the streaky bacon (cooked to absolute perfection). My only comment – and this is a compliment (but maybe a request?) is that I would of really liked more sausage please (only got 1) and more bacon please (2 small slices). For the cost of the brunch, and me being a Hungry Horace – I could of easily munched down more.
I was exceptionally impressed with the coffee and the way in which it was presented. It was like a work of art. It was a shame to spoil it by adding my 3 sugars. It tasted as good as it looks too.
The service at Roast was very good. Although very busy, the staff were attentive, polite and very professional. I noticed they have good facilities for those visiting with little people and I was pleased to see two little chaps happily rooting through the kid’s books in the bookcase. I know my little monkeys would love the pancakes and shakes here (half term treat?)
I could of quite happily spent all afternoon at Roast with my friend and their fabulous coffee. I would also like to come here with a good book and eat cake all day. I really liked it and will defo be visiting again soon!
Roast also has free wifi.
****correction large cappuccino is £2.30 and not £2.80!!