A visit to Providero had been well overdue, with friends encouraging me to visit and countless Instagram stories showing their amazing food and drink.
We’d planned an afternoon in Llandudno to take the boys to the beach and then up the Great Orme on the Tram so decided to head to Providero for lunch first. This is their second store; their first one lies down the coast in Llandudno Junction and was opened in 2014.
The fact that this store was funded via a Kickstarter campaign clearly showed the trust and belief their 352 backers had in them.
When you’re loaded to the gills with buggies, bags and babies, you find yourself peeping into places first to see if they can accommodate your convoy before you roll in. The impressive glass frontage immediately put the parent nerves at ease as we could see how spacious it was and that there were other families in there too.
In addition to the space at ground level, there was also a cosy area downstairs that looked out on to a courtyard and featured a gallery of photos of the renovation of the building.
We were immediately struck by the level of attention to detail that had gone into Providero, not only in terms of the space itself but the considered menu and products they sold.
I’ll be honest and say that I’m not the greatest fan of taking photos of my food. I’d rather just dive in. However, there are times when you have to make an exception and this was it. Our lunch was exactly what we’d been promised by those who’d been before and I’ll be dreaming about that pork pie and chutney.
If you’re a coffee or tea lover, Providero offers an incredible range of choices from all corners of the globe; perfect for a shot of caffeine to get you on your way or to warm you after a walk along the beach.
Another thing I loved about this place was their quiet eagerness to look after everyone, whether you were on your own or a family. Staff spoke warmly and enthusiastically about the menu, rushed to give a dog a bowl of water without being prompted and touches such as a paper crane mobile above the baby changing unit was a quiet statement that said ‘we understand what people need’.
Perhaps this comes from a sense that a community came together to help create this place and that Providero’s warmth to all who visit is their gratitude for this.
Providero is a wonderful place and one that I’d encourage anyone to visit. They deserve to do well and I hope they continue to thrive.
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