Sartoria is a wonderfully warm and inviting cafe situated in Preston. Housed in an ex-dressmaking, bridal and evening wear factory, the space has been transformed into a light-filled eatery that still has dressmaking and sewing as an underlying theme. I particularly loved the tables which had old cast iron sewing machine legs and the menus which were created to look like a sewing pattern – so quirky!
There’s lots of space to sit, you can choose from the large communal table at the front, to the various sized tables in the main section or if the weather is sunny perhaps out the front. We chose to sit inside and on a Saturday morning the place was bustling and loud… perfect for kids! No need to feel self-conscious here! In fact, there were several families eating, many with prams and high chairs. They even have these cool wooden booster seats that attach to the normal cafe chairs for kids who are still just that little bit too short to reach the table… perfect for our little miss!
The menu consists of all day breakfast, lunch options such as burgers, salad, pasta and beef ribs as well as a selection of paninis, wraps, and bites. There are a couple of options for kids such as hotcakes and a half serve of eggs but I saw plenty of other things on the menu that kids would happily eat – such as the crumpets, toast or a ham and cheese toastie. We tried the usual bacon and eggs as well as ‘The Seamstress’ – which was a delicious hash brown cooked in a waffle iron, poached eggs, beetroot, onion, green pea, Meredith goats curd and dill – so delicious! The kids had the children’s serve of bacon and eggs which were the perfect portion size as well as a toasted ham and cheese croissant from the cabinet. I was hoping to try the french toast but alas they had run out… I will be back! Coffee is by Where’s Marcel plus they have a variety of single origins rotating. The kids loved their milkshakes which were presented in mini mason jars with screw on lids. The perfect size and no spills!
Service was prompt and friendly despite the busy weekend rush. I would definitely recommend this as a great family friendly cafe!
Address: 115 Plenty Road, Preston