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Cafe Knead Bakery @ The Blue Egg

Braintree Road - Great Bardfield - Braintree - Essex - CM7 4PY
Add Your ReviewTel: (01371) 811716Website: www.theblueegg.co.uk
 

The Blue Egg is situated in Great Bardfield, 8 miles north west of Braintree town centre and 12 ½ miles south east of Saffron Walden.

In today’s modern and hectic world, juggling work, family and social commitments can take up more time than we have – literally.  Hence, convenience food and shopping have become an attractive prospect, although at what cost?  Wanting to prepare a healthy, hearty meal in a hurry does not have to mean buying salt, sugar, fat and additive laden produce that has travelled miles to reach your local supermarket – there are other choices and better ones at that.

The Blue Egg is a farm shop, deli, bakery, café, gift shop and post office all rolled into one, offering the convenience of being able to shop for the majority of your weekly produce in one go; milk, eggs, cheese, bread, chicken, bacon, sausages, sliced meat, sauces, ready-meals, vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice, condiments, snacks, cakes… the list goes on.  However, what really stands out is that all of the produce is sourced locally, with an emphasis on quality, taste, seasonality and value for money.

You will be hard pressed to find any additives listed here, from the delicious range of ‘Cook’ everyday ready meals to the wonderful choice of freshly baked bread made using local flour, to locally reared pork and free range chicken to delicious labour saving gourmet ready made sauces.

If you fancy a snack whilst you shop, Café Knead at the back of the store serves freshly cooked breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas created in house using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.  A good selection of artisan breads are baked every morning, along with some fantastic pies, pastries, cakes and quiches – eat in or take home, the choice is yours.

Good food is not all that is on the menu at The Blue Egg, within this large and attractive converted barn is a wealth of distinctive and individual gifts, from home wares and soft furnishings to children’s toys and gifts for new babies, to arts, crafts and fine linens – there really is a gift for all occasions, plus you can pick up a card, some gift wrap and post it while you are there at the post office.  I did mention convenience now didn’t I?

Our Summary
The Blue Egg is a farm shop, deli, bakery, café, gift shop and post office all rolled into one, offering the convenience of being able to shop for the bulk of your weekly produce in one go.  The majority of the produce is sourced locally, with an emphasis on quality, taste, seasonality and value for money. Within the large and attractive converted barn is also a wealth of distinctive and individual gifts, from home wares and soft furnishings to children’s toys and gifts for new babies, to arts, crafts and fine linens and much, much more... 

Fact File
The Blue Egg incorporates a Farm Shop, Deli, Gift Shop and Post Office all in one convenient location.
Opening Times -
9am to 4.30pm
9am to 4.30pm
10am to 3.30pm
Produce Available -
Specialist Cooked Meats & Deli Goods
Locally Reared Pork, Smoked &
Unsmoked Sausages & Bacon
Local Free Range Chicken
Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Vegetables
Freshly Baked Artisan Bread
Freshly Baked Pies, Quiches, Pastries
& Cakes.
Varieties of Pate & Olives
Additive Free Ready Made Meals
Local Free Range Eggs
Gourmet Ready Made Sauces
Chutneys, Relishes & Dressings
Jams, Honey & Preserves
Vinegars, Oils & Marinades (many in
refillable bottles)
Dried Organic & Gluten Free Produce
Hand Made Ice-Cream
Herbs, Spices & World Foods
Wines, Beers & Ciders (many local)
Environmentally Friendly Household
Products & Refilling Station
Gifts, Homewares, Linen & Toys
Cards, Gift Wrap & Novelty Items
Stamps, Office Stationary
Yes
No.
Specialities
Cafe Knead:
Cafe Knead Serves freshly cooked breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas created in house using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A good selection of fresh, home baked artisan breads are available, along with some fantastic pies, pastries, cakes, quiches and more – eat in or take home, the choice is yours.
Hampers & Gifts:
A Hamper Service is available offering a variety of Delicacies, Condiments, Chocolates, Wine, Beers and Ciders to choose from, for the perfect tailor made gift. A wide range of distinctive and individual gifts for every occasion are also available in store.
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