Hitchin Lavender Tea Room – Hitchin

Every year, the lavender season seems to be missed even though it is in the summer months. This year, a conscious effort was made to make this outing to the Hitchin Lavender fields. Cadwell Farm has 60 different varieties of lavender and a different area for the wildflowers and giant sunflowers. The lavender fields are…

CrepeAffaire – Angel

A fun filled craft day at the Country Living Fair included making paper flowers, felt animals and fabric printing. After all this introduction to the various crafts, our tummies were in the need for food. For a casual lunch or actually at any time of day, CrepeAffaire gives great pancakes. This branch is slightly tucked…

Fleet River Bakery – Holborn

Located at one end of Lincoln Inn’s Fields is Fleet River Bakery. It is a corner cafe with seating outdoors and around the side of the cafe. There are a few window seats and additional seating on the lower level. On the wooden counter, the salads, quiches and frittatas are on display. Even though these…

Nuvola – Regent’s Place

Nuvola has many quotes on its white washed walls and one of them states “a careful balance between authentic Italian heritage, healthy lightness and impeccably good taste”. There is a sky blue theme running through the decor of this cafe. As there are big windows with wicker stools so that you can watch the world…

Sprinkles Gelato – Finchley Road

Even though it was fairly early on in the day, when friends got together, ice cream was on the agenda. Sprinkles Gelato looks like an American diner with its red cushioned booths. What struck us the most was the lovely aroma of waffles that was filling the whole of the cafe. On the menu, there…

Bliss Lane Tea Room – Flore

Motorway journeys can be good at times but it can depend on a varying number of factors. Even though the motorway service stations have improved over the recent years, they are not the most exciting of places. A friend had a great idea for a recent journey. To make sure a proper break was had,…

Sawmill Cafe – Stratford

When one member of Rate My Bistro gave a surprise visit to the other, the only thing for it was to go out for cake and coffee! At last, we got to go to Sawmill Cafe together especially after one of us had been saying what a wonderful cafe it is and that it would…

Arancini Brothers Factory – Kentish Town

You may have seen the Arancini Brothers pop up at various food markets. This is one of their cafes called the Arancini Factory situated in Kentish Town. The cafe is fairly spacious with lime green backed seats and wooden tables. Lots of light streams in from the shop front. The kitchen is by the counter…