Quaffer & Scoffer

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SOMETIMES, particularly on the Monday morning after a hard weekend enjoying yourself, nothing hits the spot better than a good old fashioned English breakfast.

Jud,s Spuds is a relatively new unassuming little cafe situated at the bottom of Mexborough High Street, which offers a good feed if you are on a budget.

As the name suggests, the establishment offers baked potatoes with a range of fillings as well as sandwiches burgers and fry-ups.

Usually there will be a speciality of the day, which could be chilli or pies and peas.

For a seemingly impossible £3.50, the menu has a full English breakfast, consisting of two rounds of toast, two sausages, bacon, egg, baked beans, mushrooms and tomatoes - and a cuppa thrown in.

I was sceptical but I was in the right state of mind to go for it.

The cafe, though small, is clean, light and airy, and has a table outside if you want to people-watch on the High Street.

I leafed through the complementary newspaper and sipped my tea, the scent of frying bacon tantalising the tastebuds.

And when it arrived the meal was spot on.

Particularly good value , the bacon was lean and freshly prepared, as opposed to being cremated and left sweating on a hot plate like some places I could name.

In fact it was delicious and there was plenty of it too.

The sausages were run of the mill but palatable.

The egg was done perfectly - over easy as I asked for - and there were generous portions of tinned tomatoes, beans and fried mushrooms.

In all honesty I don’t think I could have made it myself for less.

Around me other customers were tucking into their jacket potatoes and pie and peas which looked very appetising.

Jud’s Spuds is a friendly unpretentious place for good value English snap.

And on this occasion it was just what the doctor ordered.