Tag: Great Coffee

Breakfast, Brunch, Out of London, Yorkshire

Bettys, York

Bettys York

We had a week off and headed up North to visit some friends and meander around the Lakes – first stop, Bettys Tea Rooms in York. If you haven’t come across Bettys before, this is one for the Must Visit List. Founded almost 100 years ago by a Swiss pastry chef and chocolatier who got …

Breakfast, Brunch, Essex, London, Out of London

Green Owl Café, Buckhurst Hill

Green Owl Café and Deli   is one of those local treasures that I know we should support more frequently – for brunch, lunch and more. They fearlessly compete with the likes of Costa (two branches within spitting distance) and Waitrose (opposite) giving away free hot drinks, and still thrive. Why? Because they are really, really good …

Breakfast, Brunch, Out of London, Paris

The Hardware Société, Paris

My birthday surprise was a wonderful weekend in Paris. Travelling on the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord. Now let me tell you, when your birthday falls exactly one week before Christmas the combined present becomes the norm. The result of this means I can count the number of birthdays celebrated …

Brunch, Lunch, Madrid, Out of London

La Libre, Madrid

We had barely unpacked and settled into to our Airbnb studio flat in Madrid before venturing out to explore the local neighbourhood. On our way to find supplies we passed La Libre, and knew immediately we had found our local brunch and coffee hideout. It’s close to Atocha station and near the Empresa Ruiz metro …

Brunch, London, Lunch

Ozone Coffee, Shoreditch

Brunch at Ozone Coffee Roasters is definitely more artisan than shabby chic, with real coffee roasting happening downstairs. It sits on the edge of the city near to Old Street, Hoxton and Shoreditch. Ozone has a stylish industrial interior providing a good selection of seating, accommodating solo coffee drinkers with their laptops at nice window seats …

Cake, Cornwall, Out of London

Afternoon Tea at The Devonport Inn

  We had eaten so much by Sunday that we felt a vigorous walk was in order, although it would take more of a marathon to shift the calories that we’d consumed. We walked out along the Rame Peninsula towards Mount Edgecumbe and circling back into the village, just in time for afternoon tea. Do …

Brunch, Cornwall, Out of London

The Old Bakery, Cawsand

We were lucky enough to bag a very sweet, if tiny, fisherman’s cottage for our Cornish adventure. The biggest plus was the stunning view right across the villages of Cawsand and Kingsand and to the Rame peninsula and Plymouth Sound beyond. To get that view though you have to go up high – up a …