Yesterday’s eighteen and a half hour day on just bowl of soup and some pastries had left us a little fragile so we awoke today with rumbling bellies.
So at the bright hour of 11am, we set off to get a brunch. Sunday morning – how hard. We have walked past cafe after cafe all week, two a penny everywhere we looked.
But not today, for love or money – we were prepared to offer either or even both – we could not find somewhere to settle the rumblings.
It was quite remarkable. If I had found a Mac Donald’s I would have settled even for that – but alas, not one in sight. Yes I know, but you have to believe me!!! Evaporated!
At precisely 11.59 we found a cafe “go natural” which was open . Surely an egg on bread and maybe even an avocado 🥑? In we went.
Happily we found a window seat so we could watch all the other people trying to find a coffee, wandering up and down the street. Happily they offered free wifi so I can write to you.
Happily we ordered “2 poached eggs with avocado please, and two coffees please”
And happily (very) he took our money after checking they had 🥖 bread.
But I must confess that this is where the ‘happily’ bit stopped 😐 unless the fact that they wore hairnets and blue gloves made you happy 😉
After an interminable wait, an egg on toast arrived, deposited in front of me. Of course Margaret’s would follow immediately. Why would I be silly enough to assume an ‘of course’?
We waited, and waited, we checked our receipt – did he only charge us for one? Nope there it was – 2 eggs on toast.
Happily (?☺️) and finally an explanation.
“We only had one egg!!!! My colleague has just gone out to buy some more!!!!!”
They checked they had bread but didn’t check they had eggs?????? A restaurant????
Nothing to be done but to eat my now cold egg on toast while poor Margaret waited for her egg on toast to be found .
And that was breakfast in Lisbon – we are now looking forward to lunch ☺️