Mamacoffee – Prague

When travelling or on holidays, you always seem to come across places that become your regular! That’s exactly what Mamacoffee was. It was a place that would be passed at least once a day if not more, as it was just around the corner from our hotel. The first time that we visited Mamacoffee, it was…

Marine Ices – Camden Town/Chalk Farm

For all you gelato enthusiasts, such as ourselves, it is a relief to know that the institution that is Marine Ices is not closing down. Instead it is moving to a new location, just down the road, with the shop front marked by the beautiful wisteria tree! The new branch of Marine Ices is concentrating…

Andronicas World of Coffee – Covent Garden

If you are looking for this coffee shop, then do not expect to see a sign saying Andronicas outside of it. Instead look for a neon lit Espresso Bar sign in the window. After a lot of time walking up and down Floral Street several times and getting blank responses from neighbouring shops when asked…

Kaffeine – Fitzrovia

Glorious blue sky summer days means the pleasure of making the most of the great outdoors but also taking the chance for a relaxed lunch. Kaffeine is a very popular cafe with queues coming out the door at busy times. Wooden panels and crate like tables make up the small seating area with some high…

SkyLounge – Amsterdam

Arriving at a holiday destination after a flight, it works wonders to start with some time relaxing. This gives time to get some orientation on the city and also get ideas on where to start the explorations. SkyLounge is situated on the 11th floor and offers beautiful panoramic views of Amsterdam. It is spacious and has…

Boulangerie Bon Matin – Stroud Green

Pancakes/crepes are always forgotten about when it comes to weekend treats! Boulangerie Bon Matin is lovely place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even for tea and cake in the afternoon! A delectable display of cakes, pastries and breads welcomes you into this cafe. Brick walls and framed artwork makes up the seating area towards the…

The Oak Tree Restaurant – Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford

Having a big get together with friends is always harder than one thinks it would be. Everyone has their own schedules and weekends get booked up fairly fast. After fifteen years of first meeting each other, and now with some of the friends having children in tow, we managed it. Hence a day out at…

Cinnamon Village – Tufnell Park

A sunny afternoon gave us the chance to head to Ruby Violet for some decadent ice cream. It’s another story but briefly, Ruby Violet is a real treasure. It has so many unusual flavours and there is so much choice for ice cream and sorbets. After tasting a few including the slightly spicy Chai ice…

Down To Earth – Kensington High Street

Away from the busy shopping end of High Street Kensington and just after Holland Park is where Down To Earth is located. Down To Earth is an organic vegan and vegetarian cafe serving organic food, fairtrade coffees, speciality teas and ice cream. There are a lot of cakes including cheesecakes in the counter fridge. The…

Maison D’Etre – Highbury

After missing several events that a friend had organised, I had to put a date in the diary and meet up over coffee. It had been narrowed down to a choice of two locations, either somewhere near Spitalfields or near Highbury. The latter was chosen and I took up my friend’s suggestion of meeting at…

Recipease – Notting Hill

It seems like we all go through phases with certain things and that can happen when it comes to going out to eat. There are times when similar types of eateries are gone to. Brunch was something that had not been done for quite a few months. So I was more than happy to try…

Cafe in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields – Trafalgar Square

A lovely Saturday afternoon visiting the National Gallery with my friend involved introducing her toddler to the wonderful painting of Whistlejacket. This huge oil on canvas painting of the young horse by George Stubbs is one of my favourites and always seems to impress me, no matter how many times I see it. Following on…