Sometimes you can miss things completely for years, things under your nose. For the past ten years I have walked past this place ignoring it completely. The Gallery Cafe came to my notice through the Chard Town Guide free printed issue out every three months.
I resolved to find out where it was in 6A Holyrood Street as this was its address shown in the Guide. Eventually I found it in an the alley squeezed next to the Newsagent Emery’s.
An archway led me up to an opening which revealed a cafe with seating all mod cons, disabled access and tables, a wide marble stairway led me up to the “gallery” which opened up in a light warm homely dining area, complete with a bar, settee, comfy chairs and many tables.
The walls are adorned with interesting works of original art and many figures and sculpted items are on display. The atmosphere is calm and almost serene and unhurried. Best of all there was no loud music , no one with ipods, no one with mobiles blaring.
An ideal place to spend a few minutes with a coffee or a long while chatting with friends, or go for the whole meal thing.
I managed to resist the chocolate cake.