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Glutton and Glee

6 Tunsgate, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3QT   (View on map)

Hot cross buns and cushions with stars on at Glutton and Glee

It’s almost Easter. I like hot cross buns and A likes hot cross buns. We wanted somewhere in Guildford that we could drink tea and eat hot cross buns. We asked in four likely cafes and found no hot cross buns, so we gave up on the hot cross bun quest and headed to the castle instead. On the way to the castle we spotted Glutton and Glee, it looked so cheerful inside that we decided to go there afterwards. Lo and behold, when we turned up an hour or so later we found that they had loose leaf tea and hot cross buns.

They had tasty looking salads and cakes, as well as a good range of tea. Upstairs was a bench with bright cushions that reminded me of Chococo and the seaside. A had an apple, pear and ginger juice that was light and tasted of summer. I had some smooth Cornish Earl Grey tea. We both had a hot cross bun. An excellent chance find of a cafe that we’ve already planned to go to again.

Teapot? Yes.
Leaf tea? Yes, from the Rare Tea Company.
Milk jug? Yes.
Price? £2.25 for the tea, £2.95 for the juice, £1.95 for the hot cross bun.
Cake? Yes and cupcakes, pastries, hot cross buns (hurrah!), salads, tart, jacket potatoes, sandwiches. They also sell tea, jams, biscuits, oils and cookie mix.
Go again? Yes, next time I’d like to try the salads as well.


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Krispy Kreme, Guildford

18 North Street, Guildford, GU1 4AF

Now don’t get all judgemental on me, I take my tea where I can find it. And Krispy Kreme isn’t all that bad. It has sofas and big mugs of tea for £1.30. The doughnuts are good and the free paper hats provide me with hours of fun. I normally go to the one in Reading which has the added advantage of being open much later than the other tea-selling places around. In this case we were faced with the lesser of three evils choice between Starbucks, Pret a Manger and Krispy Kreme and my desire to get another hole cut in my loyalty card led me to the doughnut palace. It has balloons too!

Teapot? No.
Leaf tea? No.
Milk jug? Yes, not an individual one but a thermos style one by the spoons.
Price? £1.30.
Cake? Any kind as long as it’s doughnut.
Go again? Yes.