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20A Main St, Hillsborough BT26 6AE

 

Monday – Saturday: 9am- 5pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm

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While I never say no to good food, I have noticed that I spend most of the time going for coffee shops and sweet treats at lunch. I guess the best bit of eating out for me is the sugar rush. Or rather, being able to just have a portion of cake as opposed to ending up eating an entire tray.

We picked Humble Pie because of the funny name and also because who doesn’t love pie, am I right? I’m so addicted to sugar that I didn’t actually stop to consider that it may refer to the savoury variety. They did have a good selection of warm, hearty, honest food but we decided to skip straight to dessert like the rebels that we are.

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I have a soft spot for the homemade touch and places that feel cozy and comfortable, in general. When it comes to eating out nowadays, I’m very much about the rising popularity of the smaller establishments. Big chains are all well and good but, as the world is getting bigger, I’m craving more of the locally grown and sourced comforts.

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I went for the rhubarb pie and Matt got the coffee and walnut cake, both with a side of ice cream. We also ordered tea and a cappuccino. I particularly liked the addition of the little chocolates. I know it’s not a big deal, but it’s the little touches that really count.

As you can see, the portions were pretty generous and both desserts were delicious. I never used to eat rhubarb for some reason but I’m pretty obsessed with it now. Also, if you’re a fuss-bot like myself, you’ll be glad to know that they were classically homemade and you could really taste the difference – the cake was light but fluffy and the pastry was soft and just crumbly enough!

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