Coffeetzar Kemptown sausage roll review

Coffeetzar Kemptown Sausage Roll

About coffeetzar kemptown

Are the people behind Coffeetzar mad men or are they innovators? I’m still not quite sure but my visit there was memorable. After a stressful morning, I’d gone for a coffee and a slice of cake but couldn’t help but try the sausage rolls, if only to find out if the taste matched the appearance. The sausage rolls on offer stood out because the meat filling was dark and poked out beyond the end of the pastry. There was something unsettling, even ominous about them but they may have just been my mood.


Garnet House, 24 College Rd, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1EU

1. Appearance

Did the sausage roll look appetising? Was it lovingly displayed in the shop window?

The array of baked goods on offer at Coffeetzar was a thing to behold. I was seriously tempted by their cakes, sandwiches and cheesy croissants but the sausage rolls caught my eye, in part because the way the filling protruded from the pastry.


2. Price

How much did you pay for it? Was it good value for money?

£3 felt like a fair price, especially since I chose to eat it inside the shop.


3. Packaging

Was it carefully wrapped? Did it arrive home intact?

The roll arrived on a plate alongside a napkin and cutlery. It was delivered to me at my seat, so top marks for service and presentation.


4. Weight

Did it have a satisfying weight? Was it reassuringly dense?

This was on the smaller side for a sausage roll and didn’t have a great deal of heft.


5. Warmth

Was it warm and ready to eat or cold on arrival?

Top marks for warmth. The server just assumed that I wanted it heated and I did.


6. Pastry

Was it buttery and flaky? Did it hold together?

The pastry was buttery and flaky, very tasty stuff.


7. Quality of meat or filling

Was the filling substantial or did you mainly chew air?

This was one of the stranger sausage rolls that I’ve eaten. The meat component was literally a sausage and not one that I’d had before. The sausage had quite a thick skin but the filling was tasty, so it was an odd and unexpected experience, that required lots of chewing.


8. Flavour

Was the sausage roll delicious and well-seasoned?

The meat had quite a dark and bitter flavour. I’m sure this was as intended but it was a surprise. It reminded me of Cypriot beef sausage that I’d had in the past, with quite a salty and sour flavour.


9. Satisfaction

Were you left satisfied or wanting more?

I was satisfied by my trip to Coffeetzar but the flavours from the meat repeated on me throughout the afternoon.


10. Bonus Points

Did anything warrant bonus points? Eg. a little pot of mustard or friendly service from the staff?

As the name would suggest, Coffeetzar served excellent coffee. I liked the delicious double espresso that I had and the sourness of the coffee was sweetened by a slice of delicious carrot cake.




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