A surplus of Hash Browns and Bumpy Pancakes

Earlyish on Sunday 31st January a bunch of  five babes descended on a local American style diner for Sunday Brunch.

With most of us being from the area, Daisy had decided to travel a couple of hours from her home town to join us for the day, after the idea was suggested and organised by the lovely Sophie


This was all after a random “thrown out there” remark all about pancakes!

Five of us decided to meet up at Buddies. It really is a great diner, with an amazing lunch menu including over 40 varieties of burgers alone! However, we had decided to go for breakfast and all arrived around 10am.

Sophie, Daisy, Kerry, Sharon and I had a huge booth to share, and started off with our drinks orders, needing a bit of time to decide what we wanted from their great breakfast menu.


It was really tricky to decide what to have, but I decided on the Eggs Benedict, one of my absolute favourite meals. This came with a choice of potato, and I opted for the Sliced fried potatoes.


Sharon decided that she wanted pancakes, but the portion would be a bit small with only 3 silver dollar pancakes, so ordered two portions. Little did she know that each portion came with 4 huge hash browns.

When the plate arrived with 6 pancakes and 8 hash browns, the look on her face was an absolute picture!

Sophie who had originally arranged the meet, all for the sake of pancakes decided that she didn’t want pancakes, but waffles. We decided that was allowable, but only if they were referred to as bumpy pancakes. I honestly think that they will forever be called that in my mind now!


My Eggs Benedict was amazing, but being a bit rubbish at eating, I was full before I had even managed to eat half of it. If I could have had a doggy bag and taken it home, I probably would have done.

We have a great time catching up, laughing and sharing stories, until sadly it was time for us all to leave. Of course, we had to have the obligatory selfies and blog photo’s taken before we all split up.


Daisy needed to get back to her hometown, so I duly dropped her off at the train station, which was really quite sad, after having had such a great day.

It was so lovely to have a relaxed lovely meal with some really good friends, and I think we have already mentioned going again…This time for burgers.


Given the amount of choice we have there, it might take an hour to decided just what we all want to eat!

What toppings do you like on your burgers?

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  • Rhian Westbury

    I have never heard of this American diner and seeing your food has made me really food envious. I absolutely love American style pancakes, I know when I used to order them in the States you’d get sausages and bacon too (yum) but all the amazing burger toppings sound great. I love having bacon, cheese and caramelized onions, but it usually gets pretty messy! x

    • It really is a fabulous place! I love the Kennedy and the Brunch burger….but am very tempted to try the Elvis or the Donut burger!

  • I love American diners. Looks like you had a fab time!

  • The Nice Nest

    Eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles…nom nom nom! The breakfast looked amazing and a lovely thing do to with friends.

  • Hannah Boal

    you look incredible in that dress, a real glamour puss. I absolutely love eggs benedict and that looks cooked beautifully. I definitely need to check this place out next time I’m down that way!

  • That food looks absolutely epic and you look so glam! What a lovely post!

  • Hannah Malanga

    i love a good breakfast! thanks for sharing this place! i love your dress by the way

  • oh wow looks amazing and so happy to see you had a fab day

  • Glad you had a wonderful day you have inspired me to research more vintage fashion! Love your dress.

  • London Mum

    I love your outfits! And the variety of breakfasts you’ve mentioned has made me really hungry lol x

  • Looks like you all had a good time. Nice.

  • Elizabeth

    Looks like a fantastic day out and I love your dress! Burger toppings – bacon and onion marmalade, for sure!

  • Mmmmmm, pancakes! Sounds great, it’s always cool to meet up with fellow bloggers.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Oh wow, those pancakes look just absolutely divine, I am almost drooling x

  • Oh what amazing look food, and what a gorgeous dress! We have a similar place near(ish) to us and it’s just a great place to eat

  • Jessica Dearnley

    Your dress looks so pretty and retro! It looks like you had a great time.

  • Bex Smith

    Love the dress! You are making me so hungry with those food pictures!”

  • I like bacon and any cheese but American on my burgers. I like BBQ sauce too. I’m cracking up over your bumpy pancakes comment.

  • Deanna

    I adore your dress, it looks amazing! As does the gees benedict, good choice!

  • Angela Milnes

    your dress is gorgeous and I love the look of that food! Tasty! Angela x

  • gorgeous dress and just love the look of the breakfast

  • Oh my goodness this post made me hungry! I love your dress by the way.

  • Natasha Mairs

    I like a veggie burger with lettuce and onion and maybe a few gherkins. Love pancakes and can’t wait to eat my pancakes tomorrow on Pancake Day