Lunch at Thieving Harry’s on Humber Street

Published: Monday 24th April 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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Thieving Harry’s in the Fruit Market has been serving excellent coffee for the last six years.

Located on the corner of Humber Street and Dock Street, it first opened its doors as a pop-up cafe before taking up permanent residence in a refurbished warehouse.

Harry’s really does have a family atmosphere, namely due to it being run by two local families who believe in great food and friendly service.

Now that the Fruit Market has been thoroughly regenerated, the unique place is busier than ever. We paid a visit to sample some of its wide-ranging menu.

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We started off with a couple of lattes – a reliable drink that rarely offers any surprises. However, what you’ll notice about Harry’s coffee is its smoothness, with their latte being especially velvety.

Our food was then served, with one of us going for the porridge with golden syrup. As soon as it arrived we could see that it was of a very high quality.

Sure enough, it was thick, rich and creamy, with a great balance between oaty texture and fresh milk. The golden syrup went very nicely, served in a pot so that you can create your perfect balance.

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Meanwhile, the other in our party ordered the honey roast ham grilled cheese with sweet chilli sauce, plus a portion of twice fried chips.

The first thing we noticed about the toastie was its excellent golden brown surface, with a generous amount of crispy cheese spilling out the sides.

The ham was flavoursome and juicy, with the blend of cheeses adding a delicious and slightly gooey layer.

The chips were also very moreish and went well with the grilled cheese. Overall, a very satisfying lunch.

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With Harry’s always presenting an array of sweet treats, we couldn’t resist another round of lattes and something to go with them.

The Victoria sponge was gluten free, perfect for coeliacs and those on special diets, whilst also great for anyone who loves a traditional dessert.

With fresh cream and strawberries, this was polished off rather quickly.

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Our other selection was a crispy breakfast-style flapjack that included cornflakes and white chocolate.

It reminded us of baking at home as kids, or the bun stall you’d find at school fairs and events.

Similarly, it was yummy and not a crumb was spared to tell the tale.

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Whilst Harry’s is a brilliant choice when your belly’s rumbling, it’s also ideal for quiet drinks (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cold beverages or even beer) whilst watching the world go by.

With boats and yachts lining one of its sides and the elegant new cobbles and shopfronts of Humber Street along the other, it truly is an attractive spot.

It was so busy when we visited that we only just managed to grab a table. Still, this didn’t stop multiple people from using Harry’s outdoor seating area and spilling out onto the newly added street furniture.

There’s always chatter and a host of friendly faces at Harry’s, so we highly recommend popping down. Whilst in the area, take in some art at the nearby galleries or simply relax on the adjacent marina and pier.

You can also view the menu before you visit and get more of a feel for the environment through the video below.

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Published: Monday 24th April 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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