Castle Cottage Tearoom – Pevensey

A friend I’m staying with in Hankham recommended having lunch at Castle Cottage Tearoom, located alongside the ancient walls of Pevensey Castle.

Trzesniewski – Vienna

Trzesniewski welcomes you with its colourful display. The main focal point is the rainbow canvas of the open sandwiches which are behind a glass counter. There is so much choice with the great looking and sounding combinations. All of the sandwiches are made on rye bread.

Aso Konditori & Bageri – Stockholm

An early Sunday morning in Stockholm gave us the chance to head to a recommended bakery for breakfast. Seen as it was the season for Semla, there was no doubt what we were going to have.

Funky Chocolate Club – Interlaken, Switzerland

Switzerland and chocolate are two things that are associated with each other. So it was quite surprising when all the places that we had gone to for hot chocolate just gave a cup of milk accompanied on the side with a sachet of hot chocolate to mix yourself.

The Travel Cafe – Holloway

A cold day and a hot coffee go hand in hand. The Travel Cafe is a wonderful cute cafe. Clean, spacious, exposed lighting, brick walls and the travel theme in the decor makes up the interior. There are wooden tree/log tables which add to the quirkiness.

Pascal – Oslo

A rainy morning meant a breakfast near by to our residence. What could be better than trying out Pascal; a bakery that is well known for its products.

Jeanette’s Cakery – Saltaire

A special day meant being taken out and treated to lunch and cake. Jeanette’s Cakery is infuenced by the 1940s and 1950s. It is a really cute cafe decorated with bird wallpaper, bunting, fairy lights, flowers in Colman mustard tins and pale blue cushioned seating. There is even a jukebox.

Le Pain Quotidien – South Bank

Le Pain Quotidien has branches all over London and the world. This particular branch has two floors with the lower level in the exposed brick railway arches. There is booth seating and also wooden tables and chairs. A big communal table is featured on both levels. Trains can be regularly heard at this cafe. The entrance…

La Bottega del Caffe – Venice

To escape the sudden downpour near the Rialto Bridge, La Bottega del Caffe was entered. Actually, we all welcomed the sit down and some time for tea, coffee and cake. La Bottega del Caffe had a setting which felt grand and a bit theatre like. Round white table clothed tables had red cushioned chairs with…

Piacha Tea Bar – Angel

Piacha was noticed many many months ago by one of the Rate My Bistro team. It looked like “our type of place” with lots of teas and comfy seating. There is something quite special about Piacha. The staff make you feel very welcome and are able to give you tea suggestions. With so many teas…

Tutti’s – Holborn

Tutti’s is a lovely cafe which feels spacious as soon as you walk in. There are tables outside as well as additional seating on the lower level. Soft jazz music contributes to the relaxed atmosphere of Tutti’s. Union hand roasted coffee made up the white Americano drink. It was a really good coffee with the…

Rabot 1745 – London Bridge

When a friend suggested going for hot chocolate on a rainy day, I knew I was in for a treat as she always knows some of the best places for hot drinks. The story behind Rabot 1745 is that this cafe is from the people behind Hotel Chocolat. All of the cocoa beans are sourced…