[AD] Newly opened, Noonology is a very welcome addition to the Buxton food scene. This delightful café bistro serves up a tempting array of fresh, colourful, healthy plates of food – plus a decadent choice of pancakes and waffles, alongside the most photogenic cocktails and mocktails.
The café oozes chilled, laid back vibes. Décor is eclectic – with neon signs, lots of flowers and colourful details. The staff are friendly, personable and incredibly welcoming – with attentive, swift table service.
I was warmly welcomed and then left to peruse the menu. There were several options that sounded utterly delicious – but eventually I plumped for the chicken burrito bowl. I was fascinated by its theatrical arrival, having been wood smoked. This beautiful dish was a feast for the eyes, with the pretty presentation and topped with edible followers – it was an utter delight for the senses. Moreish, tender, well-seasoned chicken breast was accompanied with a really generous portion of fresh, smashed avocado and crunchy, flavoursome salads topping perfectly fluffy steamed rice – and finished with a fried egg with a perfectly runny yolk.
Other options include poke bowls, sandwiches, burgers, pie of the day and salad. There’s a really tempting brunch menu, featuring unique options such as Pancake Benedict and Carbonara Scrambled Eggs – and a Full English breakfast is served throughout the day. There’s also plenty of gluten free and vegan options.
To accompany, I tried one of the mocktails, opting for Berry Burlesque, a delicious blend of ginger beer, lime juice, blackcurrant purée and berries.
My main course was so satisfying I really didn’t need dessert but I was seduced by the waffle and pancake menu – and eventually decided upon a white chocolate and strawberry concoction. Yet again the presentation was outstanding. I accompanied this with a well-made flat white. Noonology is a great place for coffee. There’s all the usual options plus speciality choices including turmeric lattes. Coffee is supplied by nearby Peak Bean – with Noonology’s signature blend available to purchase to make at home.
Other local suppliers include meat from a local butchers and fish from Buxton based R G Morris.
Everyone is welcome – its family friendly and very dog friendly – there’s even a dedicated ‘pawwww menu’ for dogs! There’s a really great value senior citizen menu (two courses for £8.95 or three for £9.95).
The combination of fantastic food in such a lovely, friendly setting is a winning combination – and it’s great to see such a unique offering in Derbyshire. I only wish I lived closer!
Fresh, flavoursome food to nourish the soul – in a friendly, laidback setting.
Wheelchair accessible (very small ramp to ground floor café). Ground floor toilets.
Family friendly. Highchairs are available and the whole menu is available in smaller portions.
Some street parking and pay and display car park opposite.