Back to your regularly scheduled programme, i.e. Lunch! So this is my go to sausage baguette place where I work. At £4.70, I think it’s really value for money. You get 2 sausages in a full size baguette with a choice of sauces and a salad as well. Not too sure why it’s called Polish Sausage. Any Polish out there willing to enlighten me? You can get your grubby fingers on it at the outdoor barbecue area outside of Cafe 1001.
Cafe 1001 is a hybrid cafe cum club selling a range of filled breads, pre made salads, pastries, drinks and coffee. The outside barbecue area serves a range of food from burgers to mixed grill and my lunch for today. There are seats both inside and outside the cafe and when the weather is nice, they will open up the glass doors to merge both the inside and outside space.
How to order
If there is a queue, be like the British and queue up. If you are lucky and there is no queue, walk up to the cash register on the right of the barbecue area. There will usually be someone either doing the grilling or just hanging around. Tell the server what you would like, pay and collect your order. Simples! *Squeak*
Reason why this is my go to sausage is because the sausage is fat and juicy and its skin has that snap that every banger should have. The stuffing is not too grainy but also not totally smooth in consistency. If you are lucky, you might get some fatty bits as well. Even though the sausages are pre cooked, they will reheat it slightly upon order. The baguette also gets a bit of a toasting. Nothing like getting my nashers into crusty bread. Yummo!
Some tips. Do get the server to add the salad on the side. It’s already a mouthful to eat without the salad in the baguette. Can’t imagine if it’s loaded with salad! Also get the server to add the sauces of your choice in the baguette instead of on the sausages. Less of a messy feed this way. Lastly, I find tearing the baguette in half, each half containing one sausage the way to go.
So if you are ever in Brick Lane and don’t fancy a curry, give the sausage baguette at Cafe 1001 a try, I bet you, you won’t regret it!
91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6QL
0207 247 6166
p/s: Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There’s a land that I dream off, once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dreams really do come true…
Double one at that! Maybe things will take a better turn from now? Sorry random guy caught in my pic!