Hanover is in desperate need of a good bakery/cafe, and I so wanted this place to be good! I went to Umpleby's over & over, hoping that somehow something would eventually taste good.
Here's the deal: The pastries not only taste stale half the time, but they don't even look good, which is unusual - normally even bad bakeries can make things look good. Their sandwiches fall apart. There is just nothing well made here. Actually, they specialize in creepy "meat pies," so being vegetarian, I can't say if those are good.
If only they had good chefs, they could be phenomenal! I mean, they have a good location, a giant kitchen. The only thing stopping them is lack of talent and vision.
Don't waste your money or time at Umpleby's. The best we can hope for is that they quietly go out of business and somebody who knows how to cook opens up a bakery in their place.