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…

Le Trimaran – Nice, France

A mother and daughter team seemed to be running the fantastic creperie Le Trimaran. They were constantly busy with not a moment to spare. In between taking orders, clearing tables, washing up and making the food, they gave such good service and were friendly. Le Trimaran consists of an open kitchen and a small relaxed…

The Waiting Room – Whetstone

A slightly different take on a cafe, The Waiting Room teams itself with its small home furnishing store. The Waiting Room is a really cute cafe adorned with fairy lights, dressers lined with lamps, frames, tealights and flowers. A garland of hearts decorates the cafe window. Stars hang above the lamps and small chandeliers also…

Old Tree Bakery – Golders Green

Old Tree Bakery is a Taiwanese bakery with displays of its buns and cakes in the shop window. This bakery is a little different in the sense that it prides itself on trying to keep their products low in salt, sugar and fat. All of their food is baked fresh every day on site. Trays…

Darlingtons Tea Room – Nr Weedon

Darlingtons Tea Room is part of the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village. This lovely tea room serves freshly made home cooked food. If you are looking for something for breakfast, they have bacon sandwiches, beans on toast, sweet and savoury croissants. As it was close to lunchtime, there was a range of food to…