I arrived at Sues earlier today, feeling a little sorry for myself and out of sorts.
Just one of those day, you know, we all have them. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to rip some bodies head off, sit and cry, or do both!
I plonked myself down on her settee and asked her to take me somewhere nice, feed me and cheer me up. Could I leave it up-to her were we ate as I didn’t have a decision in me. #dramaqueen
And so it was I was introduced to Rileys & Co, Farrar Road, Sheffield. (behind Okeh Café on Abbeydale Road)
It has been open just 3 months.
Sue had heard of it , she’s a bit of an authority on all things Abbeydale Road related living only a stones-throw away , however it was her fist visit too.
I knew I’d love it as soon as I set foot in the front courtyard.
Pretty bunting, hanging baskets, colourful miss-matched tables and chairs, complete with a orray of plants, ornaments and vegetables – all for sale.
It had been pleasantly warm today and there were a couple of people sat outside. Sue and I however
are nesh were intrigued and ventured inside.
We were greeted by the owner Kay who was extremely friendly and helpful. She told us to order our food, have a wander around and then let her know were we had decided to sit.
Did we want to sit in the drawing room…comfy chairs, standard lamps and a piano?
Or did we want to sit in the enclosed rear garden area…complete with outside loo.
or in the room with the beautiful lady painted on the wall. (We deciphered this was a painting of Kay . Just call us Cagney & Lacey)
We plumped for this room to sip our coffees and catch up . Black coffee for Sue and flat white for me (both £2.00)
(It had ‘pretty’ Instagram photos written all over it!)
There’s a good selection of food, all very reasonably priced.
Full English breakfast, pie, stews, pizza and sandwiches. They also have a selection of vegan and gluten free cakes.
I wasn’t overly hungry so ordered a scone with clotted cream and jam (£2.50) while Sue plumped for homemade soup with crusty bread (£3.00)
The scone arrived…
It was blinking massive, maybe the biggest scone I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet! It was also very satisfying with a good size portion of clotted cream and jam.
A scones not beaten me yet … massive or not I ate the blinking lot!
Sue’s soup (below) with what looked like a full baguette and butter.
The soup itself was ‘a proper hearty ‘ soup, thick and chunky, like the kind my grandma used to make.
By all accounts it was delicious…it certainly looked it.
After we had eaten ,talked the hind legs off a donkey and I was feeling decidedly chirpier (and stuffed to busting) , we decided to take a further look around…
Rileys & Co are keen to support local business.
All cakes are supplied by ‘Steel City Cakes’ and ‘Just Preserves’ are available to purchase. We were also advised that a new artisan chocolate produced in Sheffield will be going on sale very soon.
There’s a quirky mix of shops selling all sorts of vintage / antique bits and bobs.
Clocks, artwork, toys, jewellery, pram, telephones, tea-sets, clothes, stuffed animal heads… the list is endless.
It’s a welcome little addition to the other establishments that Abbeydale Road has to offer and well worth a visit if you’re in that neck of the woods.
Good food and a rummage … you really can’t beat it.
Rileys & Co.is open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 6.00pm and Sunday 10.00 – 4.00pm. More information // HERE
Until next time, Tracey x
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