The new year has come and gone, and for most of us all we have to show for it is a perpetual hangover and a distinct sense of fatigue that simply wont bugger off.
Having shared in excess of 12 bottles of proseccco between four of us I should’ve been, by rights, a fucking mess. Instead I woke up as bright as a button and felt great; much to the chagrin of one half of the couple we’d celebrated with.
He was simply struggling to function properly.
In fact he spent a majority of the morning concentrating on difficult tasks like walking, talking and breathing (very gently).
It was on his recommendation that we find somewhere that does breakfasts, or a “dirty fry up”as he called it. Works for me; I was frigging starving!
We were in the middle of Brighton so we knew there would be plenty of places to eat. Although having said that, it was mostly bloody fish and chip shops. Our slowly dying friend pointed out there was a great cafe that he’d eaten at before called Tiffany’s. This was met with a snort of laughter from me as it was either a bad pun or a happy accident.
Please be the latter.
Please be the latter.
It was the former.
Oh well, not to worry. We entered and ‘bagsied’ a table like a stereotypical German with a towel before approaching the checkout to place our orders.
“There’s a 25 minute wait for food” we were told. We didnt care, just take our order, bring us buckets of orange juice and tea and we’ll be happy.
It took 35 minutes for our drinks to arrive which meant that we were so dehydrated we resembled a table of tortoise scrotums. It then took a further 20 minutes for our food to get to us. By this time we’d started gnawing the table and licking other customers as they came in.
The food was good though; truth be told. I had sausage, egg, bacon, beans and chips. I did wonder if it still counts as breakfast if it had chips with it, but figured it must do as it was on the breakfast half of the massive chalkboard menu behind the counter.
Whilst we waited forever for our sustenance my brother called me to wish me happy new year.
“What are you up to?” he asked.
“Having breakfast in a greasy cafe in Brighton” I replied.
“Good man! What are you having?”
I told him.
He then said the exact same thing about the chips.
Seriously, why do chips turn a breakfast into lunch?
Anyway, we finally left about 2 hours after we’d arrived.
When it said ‘All Day Breakfast’ we didn’t realise that meant the time taken to serve it.