The Good Filo is a new Greek Cafe in busy Ramsgate. They have some good looking Greek food. Of course, what caught my eye were the doughnuts.
There was a big pile of them, obviously freshly cooked.
It appears everything is cooked on the premises.
I have to say that the experience of buying the doughnuts wasn’t that good.
The service was ordinary to say the least. Disinterested in me is a closer description.
The premises is loud. Ridiculously loud. They have made the same mistake that Tella Balls, which is right next door, has made. They have an frontage open, despite being on a very busy road, with cars and trucks rumbling past incessantly. To smother the noise of the traffic, they play music very loud. It doesn’t work. It all adds up to a whole lot of noise pollution.
I have read a few online reviews about The Good Filo and all are highly complimentary. Of course they are – that’s what they are there to do. The reviewers probably arrived announced and got their meals for free.
However, with Donuts you get genuine, unbiased opinion. No one knows that I am the writer of these reviews, so they treat me as they would other customers. And I pay for all my doughnuts. Real reviews, not cheap accolades.
Okay, what about the doughnut.
It was really nice. And big! Really big! I measured it as having a 13cm diameter. That’s big for a doughnut.
The dough was lovely and soft, with a flavour that wasn’t oily or bitter. The sugar gives it the sweetness.
Well done to the Greeks for giving us such a simple but lovely doughnut.
They just need to fix their customer service and ambience.
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