Renna's Discoveries: Amici's Cafe in Croxley Green

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Amici's Cafe in Croxley Green

My friend, Miss E invited me and my little man for lunch, as she had the day off work, and it was a thank you for looking after her cat whilst she was away. We decided to go to Amici's in Croxley Green, as its one of our favourite local restaurants. It is located at the bottom of Baldwins Lane, in the small shopping parade. Which makes it fairly easy to park outside, or at least within a minutes walk.
You have to get there with time to spare, as most lunch times, it is full. So best to have a late lunch to avoid waiting for too long. It is a very popular café, for many different reasons. However, I'd say, apart from the food being great value and very tasty, the owner, is incredibly friendly, and really gets to know his customers. Amici's is a family run café with all the little tastes from Italy. You can see by the menu, that he pretty much covers everything a café should have and more !! Its mouth-watering just reading it.....what do you have ?? Breakfast ? A small snack? Omelettes? Burgers? Salads? Panini's? or a good ole pasta dish? I have had pasta on quite a few occasions in the past, and I've always had a great meal. So much so, that I am gutted he is only open in the day time. I would love him to open just a couple of nights a week for dinner and just serve pasta and burgers. He always has a great Italian special on too.   

Outside the restaurant there are tables and chairs, for when the weather is good, and its also great for any dog walkers to sit and rest before heading home. Then on the inside there are two sets of really comfortable sofa areas, where you could literally sit all day enjoying the view outside and just watching the world go by. Its also a great place to do some work on your computers, as he also has Wifi for you.

As my little man was with us, I had to get his sausage and chips with added cucumber, as he doesn't eat baked beans. As always, they are very accommodating, and will do whatever they can to ensure you have a perfect meal. As you can see, the prices are really very reasonable. Today, I decided to go with something, I have never had before, so I opted for the Mediterranean Toasted Sandwich which has sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, grilled peppers and sliced mushrooms. It was actually very nice, and I would definitely have it again. It had the perfect amount of mozzarella to hold together all of the peppers and mushrooms. You can have crisps or extra salad as a side.
If you are ever in Croxley Green in Hertfordshire, do pop in. You wont regret it.
Once the lunch time rush is over, everyone is welcome to relax with coffee and cake, or a milkshake - which are delicious and make a great dessert.
Opening times are:
Monday to Saturday 8.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00 - 3.00pm

They also cover functions. So if you need a caterer, contact them on 01923 224485

53 Baldwins Lane
Croxley Green