Neil recently treated me to breakfast at Seco Lounge, Plymouth. I’ve not been to Seco Lounge since before I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease so I was pretty intrigued to test their gluten free offerings.
There are a bunch of “Lounges” around the country and they boast this on their website:
‘The Lounges’ are informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bars open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment. The interiors are comfortable, inviting, and a bit eccentric.
Think of us as your home-from-home.
Seco Lounge in the beautiful Royal William Yard is certainly comfortable and quirky inside.
The menu is varied, their are lots of different options for everyone, with a reasonable selection of gluten free options, they also offer some vegan options. Check out their menus here.
I’m pretty fussy so alot of the menu items had things on them that I generally don’t like to eat which limited my choice, but that is my fault really! In the end I went for one of my breakfast favourites – poached eggs!
I picked Lounge Eggs – Two poached eggs served with hollandaise sauce on a toasted gluten free roll with smoked back bacon, I also wanted to try a Halloumi and Sweetcorm fritter as Neil has been banging on about them for ages.
I also tried a Berry Delight – which was a gorgeous blend of Frobishers juices.
The poached eggs and bacon were lovely, as was the Hollandaise sauce, the poached eggs were cooked perfectly and the bacon was thick and smoky. The roll unfortunately seemed to be your standard gluten free roll which honestly aren’t very nice and are always pretty dry. Luckily there was a good amount of Hollandaise and the eggs were beautifully runny so I didn’t mind the roll too much.
The Halloumi and Sweetcorn fritters were amazing, I could have eaten about 50 of them, I can see why Neil had talked about them so much. Neil has eaten at Seco Lounge a few times and has always enjoyed the food.
Breakfast for the two of us was pretty pricey – costing almost £30 for two breakfasts, juice for me and a coffee for Neil so we will probably only go for breakfast there as a bit of a treat.
Service here was quick and friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed and you felt pretty warm and cosy inside away from the torrential rain and gale force winds that Plymouth often experiences. Above all, the food was tasty and I got a nice gluten free breakfast.
Have you been to any of the Lounges? What’s your ultimate breakfast treat? Get in touch below.