Frescoes Coffee House Bedford – complete with Michelangelo fresco artwork outside

Frescoes Coffee House in Bedford is a lovely little cafe which boasts a Michelangelo fresco recreation on the outside wall by a local Bedford Artist called Iain Carstairs (sadly passed away in 2016) he used a pigment paint on lime plaster which is a technique dating back to 1500 BC.

The artwork will live on for many years and it’s a lovely surprise to see when you walk past 20 Mill Street Bedford (MK40 3HD)

The cafe is small yet welcoming and is a great place to sit for a while to recharge your batteries. They have a lovely atmosphere and you can sit outside, inside or upstairs.  The upstairs section is  perfect if you need to escape for a while read your paper, do some work or just catch up with friends. When I visited recently I bought a beautiful slice of Victoria Sponge Cake but sadly my toddler wouldn’t let me enjoy it in the restaurant (due to the loud screaming that I didn’t want to put the other diners through) so I asked for a takeaway and gladly ate it at home whilst my little one had a well deserved nap!

Frescoes Coffee House rates a 4.5 on trip Advisor  (at time of writing) with their cakes coming out on top as the most reviewed items. They have a great selection of lunch options and the service was very friendly. I will be visiting again soon!

Please look at their reviews here


20 Mill StreetBedford MK40 3HD, England

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