The Groundworks coffee shop, baby Archer’s first trip out

Ok so we ventured out of our little town for the first time yesterday, it’s funny how much stuff one little person checklist before going out is huge. Anyway we decided we wanted to go for a lunch, but wanted somewhere with good food, a good atmosphere and baby friendly. After a bit of googling Richard came across this place called the Groundworks which is in Hitchin. So we packed our car with all the baby essentials and made our way to Hitchin.

The decor is the first thing I noticed, its so fresh with wood and white interiors, and hair pin legs tables….so awesome. Did I also mention there were industrial bulbs everywhere..gah..dream decor or what!



I am just in love with this decor..but to the place itself. Firstly staff were lovely and had no problem with us bringing the pram in, they even cooed a bit over Archie, but what can I say, he is pretty cute!



The chairs are stupidly comfortable, they don’t look it, but believe me they are, and this is coming from someone who had a baby 12 days ago. So to the food and drink. I had an ice tea which was so fresh and floral I could have drunk a gallon. The Groundworks is pretty well known for their coffee, and I can see why. The coffee was smooth and full of flavour, and the milk comes in a cute little bottle. What can I say I’m a sucker for presentation.

So to the food. I went for their NY deli bagel, which was just mouthwateringly good. I have missed not being able to eat italian deli meats, so this was a much needed treat! The salad it came with was super fresh with a really zingy dressing which sort of tasted like was super good!


Richard went for the grilled cheese with came with a chilli jam. I tried some of this and its crazy how good it taste! Sucha simple thing but it’s the best grilled cheese I have ever tasted.  Overall we couldn’t fault the food, and for less £20, the lunch date didn’t break the bank either!


Archie obviously was enthralled by it all…as he slept beautifully the whole time, with Jeff the giraffe by his side!


So if you find yourself in Hitchin in Bedford, I would totally recommend this place for a bite to eat or a really good coffee! So do check it out here!