With the hospitality industry open and back with a vengeance, now is the perfect time for brunching for a girls day out. I can’t not remember the last time I went out brunching with my girl friends or just eating out at a restaurant. Living in a small village in the English countryside, we don’t have many restaurants, cafes or pub options but we make do. Over the last 5+ months, we have not had the opportunity to socialise with friends over a nice meal and I think this is what I love about brunching for a girls day out. Clubbing is no longer fun for me but invite me to a brunch and I will be there.
In the UK, the hospitality industry has suffered a lot more than most other industries due to being closed for almost 9 months over the last 12 months. Whilst closing the shops, restaurants and the like was necessary it does not take away from the fact that the industry suffered and many shops closed and people lost their livelihood. So, I am glad that they are now back open and hopefully for good this time round so they can recover (as much as is possible). Brunching for a girls day out is such a great idea for only for socialising but good for everyone’s mental health being reconnected over food.
Brunching For A Girls Day Out
Recently, Winceats.com and I went out for a brunching date in Reading at Cafe Yolk, we last visited this cafe back in 2018 and I shared how the day went in this post. We had spoken about returning to this cafe because we love it and wanted to support them and because they make such delicious dishes. Our timing was perfect because it was totally booked but we did not wait longer than 30 minutes before we were shown to our table as it was super busy. The sad thing is there is no booking system but it is also a good thing because you can just turn up, if not busy you will be seated immediately but if there are you can wait unto 30-minutes.
Dining out since covid started has been a completely different experience to before and I know we all had some reservations about how it would all work out. I am glad that the first stage of hospitality businesses opening only allows for eating outdoors and no indoor serving/sitting is permitted. We visited Cafe Yolk on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and brunching for a girls day out was such a great idea as we would have chosen to go shopping but there were too many people and we wouldn’t have enjoyed ourselves in the slightest. But because the cafe is quite small even with their recently extension it just somehow makes it the perfect location for a quite Sunday brunch.
There are so many reasons why I love brunching for a girls day out, it truly is the best of both worlds especially because no one will judge you and your mimosa for drinking during the day. Although we didn’t indulge in mimosas because I was driving, being with my friend and socialising as we catch-up on almost a 6-months of not seeing each other I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The other reasons why I love brunching include:
- Brunch is a perfect combination of sweet and savoury
- You can enjoy your lunch a little earlier
- Every minute of brunch time is happy hour
- Bacon and egg Benedict are a given
- Can be bougie for a minute
- Even instagram pales in comparison to a good brunch date
Going out to brunch with my girls is the best form of therapy, there is nothing like being with your best friends catching over a good meal, recapping about the good old days as you snack on your favourite mimosa. I was not sure I would enjoy my first ever brunch-date since lockdown but I am super glad I went, sure we made sure to wear masks where required and only kept them off when eating and drinking. Have you been out since the lockdown was eased?