Saturday, 1 February 2020

Bauhaus Jamaican cafe and Who Cult doughnuts, Bridgend review

I honestly don’t care if your aesthetic is on fleek or if your gaff looks a little rough around the edges as long as your food is delicious.

Take this week’s reviews for example. Both Bauhaus Cafe and Who Cult in Bridgend are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of kerb appeal.

Located in the middle of Bridgend, Bauhaus is a typical old fashioned highstreet cafe with a menu of panini, cooked breakfasts, jacket potatoes and filled baguettes. But, the owner Devon, who hails from the Caribbean, also serves a few Jamaican specials each day.

When we visited, they were curry chicken, curry goat and stew chicken. On other occasions they serve jerk chicken and oxtail.

Both dishes we ordered were cracking.

Curry chicken (£8.50 approx) saw a bowlful of yielding on the bone chicken thigh and soft potatoes bathed in a mild gravy with bags of complex spice. It was joined by distinct-grained coconut-fragranced rice and peas, sweet and golden-crusted fried plantain, a fresh dressed mixed salad and creamy coleslaw with plenty of bite.

Even better was a goat curry (£8.50 approx). Fall-apart tender bone-in meat bobbed in a seriously meaty sauce with a lovely hit of warming spice.

For dessert, Mrs G and I moseyed on over to Who Cult on Bridgend Industrial Estate. With a distinctly Los Angeles vibe, this vegan doughnut maker, coffee shop and clothing company is highly reminiscent of Temple Coffee and Donuts in Leeds, which I visited last year.

From their grungy graphic t-shirts and eye-catching graphics to their day-glo doughnuts, everything at Who Cult is ridiculously Instagram friendly. Crucially, their food and drink is delicious too.

A Homer (£3) was straight out of the Simpsons. The golden, light, airy and squidgy doughnut was topped with tangy berry frosting and a kaleidoscope of hundreds and thousands.

A Biscoff (£3) was topped with gooey caramel icing and frosting and a generous dusting of spicy Lotus biscuit powder.

A good flat white (£2.50) was needed to wash them both down.

Mrs G and I loved both Bauhaus and Who Cult. Despite their differences in aesthetic appeal they both serve equally delicious food. We plan to return to both whenever we next go for a stroll on Dunraven Bay.

The Details:

Address - Bauhaus, 9 Wyndham St, Bridgend CF31 1ED
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Telephone - 01656 667333

Who Cult
Address - Unit 1D, Kingsway Bldg, Kingsway, Bridgend CF31 3YH
Web -
Telephone - 01656 750349

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