Thursday, 8 October 2015

Breakfast at Mojo's, Anglesey

It seems like practically a lifetime ago since August Bank Holiday weekend, yet it was only a month. September seems to have gone by in a flash.

Anyway, I am enjoying this Autumn sunshine us Brits are experiencing at the moment and it took me back to my long weekend in Anglesey where I jumped in a hire car and played tour guide for a couple of days on the island where I grew up. It was a fantastic weekend of picnics, beaches, Welsh cakes and, of course, lazy brunches. And this creperie, a stone's throw away from Rhosneigr beach on the south-west of the island, is perfect for just that.

Mojo's is usually ram-packed in the height of summer, so we were lucky to get a table next to a couple of relaxed surfers and a handful of families armed buckets and spades.

This cafe is very shabby chic, with mismatched wooden chairs and old Victorian placemats. While you sadly don't have a view of the beach, you can see the chef pop his head out of the open kitchen once in a while, which takes centre stage in the middle of the cafe. Tea comes in giant cups and there is only filter coffee available, but that is just fine, because it makes the place feel even more homely.

After watching a number of crepes being delicately cooked on a hotplate, we pored over the menu with a good variety of flavour combinations. Finally, the two of us decided to go halves on one savoury and one sweet pancake.

I don't think a photo ever does a crepe justice, but hiding beneath a layer of tasty beige skin is an explosion of flavours. We went for the smoked salmon, spinach, fried potatoes and cream - deliciously savoury and perfectly cooked.

For dessert, we decided to switch from French to American and go for the half stack of buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup. As someone commented on my Instagram photo - "That's MY kind of syrup to pancake ratio". And I couldn't have put it better myself.

Posing on Rhosneigr beach after all the pancakes

A photo posted by Caroline Baldwin (@breakfastatcarolines) on
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