I love the name of Corner & Bench. It always seems popular and full of people during lunch time. The menu is varied, with typical semi-gourmet sangers for sale, coffee, a nice range of cooked homestyle/cafe-y meals and changing specials. With reasonable prices you're looking at a tasty, healthy lunch.
Verdict: we loved it
Corner & Bench is a keeper. It's one of the more popular cafes in the Hardware Lane area. And unlike most of the places on Hardware Lane, there is no touter trying to get your business. There's plenty of seating, however, the place is popular so you'll have to be quick to get a spot. Service is friendly. Simple, unfussy and tasty - what more can you ask for?