My last review of Gertrude and Alice was rejected, probably because I raved about it so much that I sounded like the owner posting a fake review. But I wanted to try again, because I really do like this place and think it deserves a good write-up. It's friendly and cosy and the kind of place everyone wants as their local cafe. The food is good, fresh cafe food, and the corn fritters and burrito I've had here have been great. The chai is really good too, and I like that the tea comes in pretty little mismatched cups and saucers. The bookstore itself is quite big, and a really nice space to have a browse and a cup of tea. It can get popular on weekends but there arent really enough tables for it to be so busy that service is affected. The bargain bin out the front is worth checking out and often has some good secondhand books.