Paggs is the little sister of Il Pagliaccio, located just around the corner opposite the local primary school and tennis courts. It’s a pop-up café, offering fresh fruit and veg, hot drinks, plus delicious Italian food. A real local gem, it’s a hit with the local school kids who come with a pocket full of pennies looking to get as many sweets as possible, and with the parents looking for a pre and post school run coffee!
Like Il Pagliaccio, Paggs is the kind of place you’d hope to discover when moving into a new area. It’s owned and run by Teo and his trusty team, who make a real effort to remember not only your name but your kids’ names and the coffee you drink.
Customers are locals who love the convenience of being able to pick up a coffee or some fresh fruit and veg to go. It’s a popular school run stop, a great place for dog walkers to take a break to warm up with a cup of tea, and the place to go after school for a pizza and a play. There are long, sociable benches where parents can sit and have a natter while their kids kick a football or enjoy a run about. In fact, when I was walking over from Il Pagliaccio to check it out, I must have walked past at least three little ones pulling at their mums’ arm begging to go to Paggs.
The food they serve is authentic, fresh and delicious. It’s certainly not a watery coffee and burger joint, instead offering piping hot, cheesy pizzas, fresh pastries and sweet treats and the freshest fruit, veg and flowers. The Italian chef even lets the little ones season their own pizza with the humongous pepper grinder - which they absolutely love - and they’re very happy to part with their hard-earned pennies at the end of it!
Buy a cappucino before 11am and get a free fresh croissant with your Portico Places card