Life: Blogger meet-up at the Mill Kitchen

Do you remember when I attended  Toast of the Town? Well, off the back of that a few bloggers got together (via Twitter, of course) and arranged a meet-up in Leeds. No brands, no freebies just a chance to have a good old chat about life and blogging.

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Last Sunday I headed off to Leeds with Frances. We jumped on a train from Sheffield to Pudsey (a town just outside Leeds). The destination for lunch was the Mill Kitchen which is situated in Farsley, somewhere I’d never been to before. It made a nice change to get away from Sheffield for the day and I enjoyed catching up with FrancesNatalie, Jen, Anna, Nadine and Fran.

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The Mill Kitchen is based in a historic textile mill. The shop is spacious and light with comfortable seating, a display of popular cookery books and a good selection of tea, popcorn and other treats to takeaway after your lunch. I was also really pleased with the service, the staff were friendly and attentive.

The folks at the Mill Kitchen are passionate about offering good food and ensure that it’s made with organic vegetables, organic milk and quality meat only from suppliers they fully trust. They also sell locally baked bread and cheese – if I lived close this would be very dangerous on a Saturday morning.

I was pleased to find that they’ve been documenting their business journey over on their blog.

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The food was fantastic and everyone else seemed to agree. I went for fresh mint tea and a tuna, olive, red onion and basil sandwich. I spotted a few people with the breakfast options which looked excellent, think perfectly poached eggs on chunky toast. You can see the full menu here.

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I think it’s very important to make an effort to go along to these types of meet-ups (as well as brand organised events). They can push you out of your comfort zone, give you the chance to meet new and interesting people as well as trying out a new cafe.

When did you last meet up with a blogger friend IRL?