If you’re looking for a traditional afternoon tea or an authentic all-day boudoir dining experience, then Upstairs at Anna’s will not disappoint. Recently, the Conwy hot-spot has undergone a complete makeover. Boasting a large window flower spray, velvet scallop chairs with flecks of gold pineapple legs and iron radiators, this Instagram-worthy cafe is reminiscent of 1920s style.
There is a lunch and dinner menu on offer but I have yet to make a dinner reservation so, I will talk about the lunch menu. There is a decent amount of choices for all such as, for starters they offer traditional Welsh rarebit, a selection of vegetarian and meat sandwiches and bloomers, as well as seasonal salad bowls. For mains, you can tuck into a homemade fish or meat pie of the day, charred lamb cutlets, and also vegan ratatouille. There are lots more on the menu which is available to preview on their social media pages.
I had the sweet potato and coconut soup with a crusty roll and welsh butter. The soup is a lovely balanced dish with a hint of chilli too. The roll was soft and the butter was soft also. Quite often when you order soup with a bread roll, the butter you get is hard and it’s annoying trying to butter the bread, however, I was pleasantly surprised by Upstairs at Anna’s.
An important thing for me when I visit places to eat is cleanliness. It’s not just where you eat that’s important, it’s also the restrooms, too. I believe that if a place doesn’t care about the cleanliness of their restrooms, then they probably won’t have a clean kitchen. After following their renovations on social media, including their new jungle-themed restrooms, I was quite excited to see their bubblegum-pink restrooms. Pink is one of my favourite colours so I really liked the idea of illustrating the window overlooking the Conwy dock. I love my hometown and its history and the interior designer inside of me thought it was the perfect cover photo to my review.
Upstairs at Anna’s is a fresh update to the local cafe culture in North Wales. Along with their updated design and delicious food, during my visit, it was evident that Anna’s takes care of their customers and makes an effort to adapt to food allergies. As I walked in, a lady asked about whether the cakes available were fresh cream or artificial cream. The staff went to great lengths to answer any questions this lady had and put her mind at ease. I felt very welcome during my visit and had short conversations with the staff about the renovations and food.
As a previous customer at Upstairs at Anna’s, I am delighted to of made the effort to walk into Conwy and have my lunch there. It was not overly priced and the service and atmosphere were delightful. I will be making a return visit soon with family.
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