A coffee shop with something differnet to offer coeliacs. Finally!
Drum roll please!
A risotto! And it’s good!
Although the label itself doesn’t say it’s gluten free, as you can see, it is. I’ve checked the ingredients, and do every time I have it, and it is most definitely gluten free.
You collect it from the fridge and they heat it up for you, so it feels like a real lunch.
It’s got a really good flavour and mushrooms really come through and hold their own against the starch of the rice. The mushrooms are large, and there’s plenty of them, the sauce keeps the rice moist and the rice is real risotto rice and not long grain rice as some people try to cop out with. The only complaint I have is that you can’t really taste the spinach but this is a minor problem and absolutely doesn’t take away from the taste of the dish.
I’ve started choosing this over the wraps/sandwiches at the other coffe shops and even the Marks and Spencer’s one.
Honestly, I don’t have much to say about this one, because it’s surprisingly good – but maybe that’s just for a coeliac product – and I don’t have anything to criticise about it. Just, well done, Cafe Nero. Now, I’m just waiting for more than one flavour of it. *bats eyelashes sweetly, hoping to convince them*
Life’s too short for bad food.