I’ve got to admit that when I’m craving a cooked breakfast, taking a trip to my nearest supermarket isn’t the first solution that comes to mind.
I have eaten in supermarket cafés before, but it isn’t something I do often, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from a Tesco breakfast.
Usually you can’t go wrong with a full English – as long as everything is warm, reasonably priced and relatively tasty, I won’t complain.
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I went to the Extra store in Eastville, found the café and got in the queue to order.
I paid £4.15, which I felt was pretty cheap, and the service was friendly and polite from when I entered to when I left.
And my food came to my table about 12 minutes after I ordered it, which is quick.
On my plate, there were two hash browns, a sausage and a rasher of bacon, two pieces of white toast, one egg, some beans and a tomato.
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I was quite hungry so I would have liked more to eat, but for the price I couldn’t complain.
It was good food too, with everything cooked through and warm without being burnt.
Nothing on the plate seemed like it had been reheated, which is always a good sign.
I ate my hash browns first because they’re the best thing about a cooked breakfast, and they did not let me down – they seemed to have been cooked to just the right point, while they’re still crispy but not hard.
It wasn’t the most amazing breakfast in the world but there was very little to complain about
I moved on to the toast, which came with a cute little bowl filled with butter, and I was relieved to see the toast wasn’t burnt either.
The sausage I had on my plate was also tasty, as was the bacon, even if it was a little tough.
After polishing those off I tried the egg and was a little disappointed to see that it wasn’t runny, but it tasted fine.
I actually think a fried egg is the hardest part to get right in a full English, but Tesco didn’t do a bad job with it.
Finally, I had the beans. There was a pretty big portion of them, and they were warm and cooked through, so again I had no complaints.
This was my main takeaway from eating breakfast at Tesco – everything about it was ‘fine’. That’s the one word I would use to sum up the experience.
It might not have been the most incredible cooked breakfast I had ever eaten, but I couldn’t really find anything wrong with it, aside from the lack of a runny yolk.
So, even though I’m in no hurry to go back, if I was ever doing my weekly shopping in Tesco and found myself feeling hungry, I would probably pop in and have a bite to eat again.
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