The Nest Cafe in Ripley is just on the main road of the beautiful Village in Surrey, it is a small boutique style cafe mixing both dining and lifestyle.  Not only does it offer a small but varied selection on the menu such as pastries, sandwiches and coffees but it is also attached to a little stylish shop offering accessories, gifts and household furnishings.

The seating here is minimal but does offer a little outside seating area if like us you have doggies.  Inside is not very buggy or stroller friendly due to the tight space, so be warned and get ready for a few 3 point turns.

The food was tasty but for child palettes maybe not exactly to their liking and sandwiches could not be made to order.  Although the Croissants went down well and the staff were very accommodating for the children.  The elder boys had their own table and delicious jug of hot chocolate to share.  Very continental.  If we had just been stopping for cake and coffee it would have been an ideal spot, but sadly breakfast wasn’t a hit with our menacing monkeys.  Lets just say it took a little persuading to stay, and don’t mention avocado to the teen.  Full English fry ups are not on the menu and breakfast options are limited, but the menu does look all rather yummy.

After breakfast we took a little stroll around Ripley green, and when I say little for us hard-core dog walkers anything under an hour is ‘little’.  However, we had two very tired mummies, so the dog walks on this occasion consisted of a quick loop of the field before we headed to the park to try to wear out the boys. The green is right next to The Nest so perfect place for a small dog walk, or if you don’t have a doggy its the perfect little spot to enjoy the park or just have a kick about with a ball.

A beautiful café to meet your friends and have delicious lunch, fussy child free.  Nose around the shops of Ripley and finish with a stroll in the beautiful surroundings.  Not one for the kids on this occasion, but a winner with the park and walk.


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