If you’re looking for a quick pitstop and delicious cakes at superb prices around regency Cheltenham, be sure to stop by Central Cross Cafe in Pitville Park.
Inside the former ice cream hut you’ll find freshly ground coffee, their famously tasty home-made cakes and traybakes, hot breakfast rolls, sandwiches, salads, soup, paninis, pasties and of cource ice-cream. There’s plenty of seating in their new outside patio area, complete with blankets for those winter months and there’s great bike racking too.
Until midday you’ll find delicious breakfast muffins including eggs Benedict, Florentine and smoked salmon with cream cheese, Wolfy’s porridge pots (from nearby Stroud), filled breakfast baps with meat supplied by Gloucester Sausage Co and toasted crumpets or croissants with jam and honey.
For lunch there’s a great selection of toasted ciabatta paninis including our favourite of chicken, chorizo and home-made sweetcorn relish alonside pasties from Jane’s Pantry in Gloucester and freshly made sandwiches, wraps and salads from their self-service counter.
As for cake favourites we’d highly recommend sampling their rich fruit cake, toffee apple slice or orange and almond cake! For those looking for the cycle sustenance there’s always a plain and favourited flapjack available too.
Opened in 1825, Pitville Park is Cheltenham’s largest ornamental park and includes playgrounds, a boating lake and an aviary!