Mr Wolfe – Review

Published On October 21, 2013 | By Jacquie Myers | Food & Drink Reviews

15 Montpelier Place

Mr Wolfe opened its doors on Montpelier Place in Feb 2012 and has been a well kept secret by the locals who clearly didn’t want to share. I can see why. Run by Australian husband and wife team Travis & Kat, it’s a well designed, cosy space reflecting the pair’s background in design and their passion for simple food, delicious cakes and great coffee. Even the crockery and teapots compliment the décor. I popped along for brunch with a friend who loved it as much as I did.

Mr Wolfe BreadWhile we were deciding what to eat, we ordered a coffee and settled in. I’m happy to say that they played one of my favourite artists, PJ Harvey at a nice, unobtrusive level, which helped make me feel at home.

The coffee is Monmouth and, as a self-confessed coffee snob, I can honestly say it’s one of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had. They apparently chose Monmouth because, well, it tastes amazing, and because they were one of the original roasters to deal on a direct trade basis with farmers. They also sell coffee from other small UK roasters on rotation. If tea is more your….cup of teathey have a huge range which comes from a Sussex based tea company. Such care in the choices of their suppliers is clearly one of the reasons they’re so popular.

Mr Wolfe Avo ToastSo, we ordered from the blackboard; avocado with lemon juice on sourdough toast for me and the goats cheese and roasted red pepper sandwich for my bud.

Also on their blackboard are a selection from Magpies Pies, another small Brighton based company, and sandwiches/toasties which are on all on bread bought in from Glynde based Flint Owl Bakeries.

My avo on toast was simple and wonderful and is my new favourite snack, who’d have thought it? I tried my buddy’s lunch too and loved it and I don’t even like peppers!

Mr Wolfe CakesNow my favourite part; Kat bakes wonderfully indulgent cakes, including Lamingtons, which are an Aussie favourite, but I can personally vouch for the pistachio, almond and orange blossom cake, with a creamy mascarpone icing. My brunch buddy had a choc brownie, which I sampled in the name of research of course; rich, chewy and very special indeed.

If you visit Mr Wolfe, and I strongly recommend that you do, try and sit yourself right by the counter. Not only will you be able to drool over the cakes, but you can leave a special picture or message for the next punter on the chalk board table. Nice touch.

Mr Wolfe; all the better to feed you with my dear.

About The Writer

Now nudging the edge of middle aged, I was born and raised up North on a mixture of hearty dinners, Pot Noodles and my Mum`s fairy cakes. I moved to Brighton in 1988, but have only really discovered its edible delights in the last ten years or so, and in the last couple of years, I think Brighton's really come into its own. I'm a huge fan of our local food heroes and am often found shouting about them on Twitter. I'm also not afraid to name and shame the places that don't care for their customers; times are hard and eating out is becoming a real luxury, so if I get bad service, you can be sure I'll be shouting about that too. It's also been said that I have a sweet tooth, but who doesn't enjoy a good slab of cake or a cheeky biccy? I have three cats, I love Turkish Delight, Queens of the Stone Age and knitting....and I work in an office four days a week. Bah.