Step into this delightful café and lounge and bite into one of its classic sandwiches, all-day breakfasts, burgers and more. The well-established Loughton brasserie has been the local coffee spot and lunch hangout since its opening in 1985 and continues to be popular. Warm accents of reds, yellows and browns give off a homely feel and attentive staff adds to the hospitable experience. There is a pleasant buzzy atmosphere of coffee being made, chattering of customers and meals being enjoyed at this busy bistro. You can be seated outside and bask in the sunshine or sit at the tufted benches and tables available.
Molen’s menu is vast and varied, offering customers everything from signature wraps, salad and pastas, to jacket potatoes and plenty of vegetarian options. Opening early from 7am on weekdays, start the day right with one of the great breakfasts and good quality coffees and you can tuck into something tasty until 6pm.
Depending on the mood, you can pick from a range of hot and cold drinks: wines, spirits, teas, freshly-squeezed fruit juice, milkshakes such as the Molen’s coffee and Nutella shake and even Bubble Tea. The sandwiches are made to order and filled with fresh ingredients catered to your tastes. The salt beef sandwich with pickles and all the trimmings is a best seller and comes highly recommended.
If you’re feeling like a 4pm Eggs Benedict, the all-day breakfasts are a perfect match. With traditional options like the Eggs Royale or Eggs Florentine and plenty of extras to add on, these breakfasts are tailored to your tastes. Try the American breakfast which tantalises with ham, eggs, hash browns, French toast and orange juice. Pair your coffee with a selection of viennoiseries like the Maple Pecan Plait if you are looking for something lighter or grabbing it to go. Don’t leave the kids at home, as they can come along too and munch on one of Molen’s smaller meals designed just for them.