Eating at Eten … it’s grand I tell thee

If you happen to find yourself at a loss in Sheffield city centre any time soon … maybe you’re still here from this weekend and the amazing festival that was Tramlines? Maybe you’re just having a mooch around the Cathedral. Heaven forbid you’re lost. Then do yourself a favour and stick your head through the door of Eten, an independant little cafe bistro / tea room on York Street, Sheffield. This happens to be the street that runs directly adjacent to the cathedral and therefore is in a rather idyllic spot.

The Naughty Forty ladies were long overdue a catch up so we put a distress call out on Twitter for a suitable little meet up venue.

The overwhelming result was Eten.

So with Liz’s daughter Naomi in tow, we plonked our bums down and scoured the menus.

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Although it’s quite varied; pastas, salads, vegetarian meals and all day breakasts , we plumped for a sandwich each with something cold and alcoholic to slurp. It’s worth mentioning that they also do gluten free meals.

Tracey devoured a Focaccia Melt  –  chicken, bacon and Yorkshire blue cheese.(£5.95.) Liz had an Eten Burger which came complete with salad, coleslaw and a couple of slices of cracklin (£5.95.) Naomi grazed on a Pulled Pork sandwich with chips and salad (£5.95)

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Tummy’s full and plates empty, it was coffee/tea time…

Hostess with the mostest, Paul our very helpful waiter, advised us that there was a ‘chill out area’ at the back of the cafe, where we could take our drinks; get down and comfy. We made our way over, which took rather longer than anticipated as we stopped to admire the artwork, all by local artists. Most of which is for sale!

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Sheffield inspired artwork…

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And a taste of Sheffield…

a Sheffield flavoured tea – this one being Botanical Gardens but there’s a whole range of them, all named after a local landmark.

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The chill out area in all it’s eclectic glory.

It kinda looks like your great aunty/grandma’s front room in a funky non funky sort of way! We can confirm that the sofas are the kind you slump into and never want to get out of…

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Sniffing out ‘Botanical Gardens’…

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Mum n daughter time…

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A very long overdue, Liz and Tracey time…

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This is next on our to – do list. We love a cream tea …

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It was great to catch up and have a good natter.

The food was very tasty, the portions large, and it was reasonably priced. The surroundings were laid back, there was a great soundtrack playing, and lots of art to admire. If you fancied you could even grab yourself a recipe book from the ‘recipe book shelf’ and pinch a few ideas/ get inspired while munching away.

Nobody was rushing, we kinda like that vibe…

We also got to see and play with Liz’s selfie stick, a recent purchase from Thailand. Boy did we laugh, but that’s a story for another time.

Until then we’ll bid you farewell and see you all soon.

Tracey, Liz and this weeks special guest Naomi x

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