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792 Wimbourne Road,

(01202) 510 410

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Review byKate Moors07/10/2009
A cheap and cheerful cafe with great value snacks and the best range of cooked breakfasts you’ll find in the area.

The Venue
Binnies is a small, compact cafe. The decor looks a bit old and worn but it’s clean and comfortable. The tables are crammed in and seating is tight because it gets so busy here. However, it’s comfortable as far as small cafes go.

The atmosphere is that of a traditional British ‘caff’. There are no frills but it does the job. They don’t accept credit cards so make sure you have some cash before you go.

The People
The staff, as you'd expect, are usually busy so don’t expect them to chat much. However, they’re polite and accommodating.

All types visit this cafe - mothers with toddlers, workmen, families and groups of teenagers. At weekends there are usually one or two large groups of hungover friends eating cooked breakfasts.

The Food
Binnies is best known for its breakfasts. There are eight set breakfasts to choose from – such as the Billy Bunter (eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, fried slice, choice of potatoes and choice of beans or tomatoes) – or you can pick and mix your own breakfast from a list which includes unusual breakfast items such as spaghetti and burgers.

Set breakfasts range from £2.40 - £6.95, and individual items are 50p - £1.70. Most breakfasts come with tea and a shot-sized glass of juice. The food portions are huge and are great value for money.

Other snacks served during the day include jacket potatoes (£2.50 - £4.50) , burgers (around £2.50), and various sandwiches, baguettes and toasties (starting from £2.10). They serve children’s meals such as peanut butter, jam, or chocolate sandwiches.

Hot meals start at £4.50 and include British favourites such as steak and kidney pie and mixed grill. Binnies also has a specials menu with dishes such as sirloin steak, cottage pie, liver and bacon, chicken breast in premium white wine sauce and roasts.

The Drink
All the standard cafe drinks are served - tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks. Hot drinks are very reasonable and a cup of tea is only 75p and coffee is 90p.

Milkshakes are £2.10 for various flavours including strawberry and mint chocolate, and are £2.50 if you want Maltesers or a Mars bar mixed in.

The Last Word
Binnies might not have the glamour but it fits the bill perfectly for a cooked breakfast or a quick snack. Be prepared to wait for a table at busy times such as Sunday mornings, and expect to feel full for the rest of the day!
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