Friday, 20 August 2010

Charlie’s Cafe & Bar - Worcester

This week while in Worcester (20th August 2010) I visited two cafes that catered for vegans. The first was The Karmic Cafe (more on this one later) and the second was Charlie’s. While Charlie’s is not a Vegetarian cafe

and does serve meat to any customers that would wish, I was surprised by their vegan selection and understanding of what I could/ couldn’t eat. I have to admit I am sometimes a little weary of eating at non vegetarian restaurants and worry when I have been forced to about the vacant look in the eyes of the waiter/waitress when I mention the word vegan. I however wasn't worried about eating here at all, the lady who served us was really helpful and even offered to do something else if I didn't fancy any of the vegan options on the board. While I was there I had the main of mushroom tart with chips and salad and for desert a chocolate and peanut butter cupcake.

The service was quick, although we were the only customers at this time so couldn't comment on whether it's always that speedy!

It cost £7.95 for my main, which I suppose is about the average cost of a main meal in a lot of establishments of this level now.

My main was lovely and the cupcake was a real treat, if you ever find yourself in Worcester I would recommend a visit.

They can be found at -

57, Sidbury,




The Karmic Cafe - Worcester

I visited this cafe mid morning for breakfast (20th August 2010) and was pleased by their range of vegan options. I had the ‘breakfast sandwich’ (vegan sausage and garlic mushrooms) and a soy vanilla milkshake. They were both really very nice and the total bill came to around £6 which is very reasonable.

I liked the atmosphere of the little cafe and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable pointing me in the right direction of several local health food shops where I could stock up on vegan supplies!


The Karmic Cafe
The Gallery
The Shambles

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Avoncroft 1940's Weekend

On the 19th June I went down to the Avoncroft Buildings Museum in Bromsgrove for their Wartime Weekend. I believe they hold this every year and it cost around £6.60 for each day.
The museum had many attractions arranged for the day including a 'Fashion on the Ration' show, military displays and talks, vintage cars, music, stalls and on the Sunday there were vintage bus rides I believe.

The highlight of my day was the music. First I saw a fabulous George Formby impersonator (Pool Casperooni on Facebook) and then the amazing Lola Lamour ( a 1940's style singer who has been featured in chanel 4's 'Time Warp Wives').

I also enjoyed looking round the stalls selling some great vintage goodies and seeing many 1940's enthusiasts there, it'll certainly be on my calender for next year!