A relaxing way to spend the hot afternoon was at Patisserie Conte. This was a colourful tea room with exquisite cakes. A tranquil and relaxing atmosphere was provided with no background music. Deep red walls and red table cloths contrasted the bright comfortable seating.
Ole & Steen is in the new St James’s Market, located just off Haymarket. As expected for a central location, this Danish cafe was extremely busy. Even though it had seats on the entrance level, outdoor seats, upper and lower level seating, it was tricky to get a few seats together.
By making the most of the bright blue sky sunny day with a gorgeous walk along the Lungomare, the morning coffee was missed. It was worth it though as beautiful views of the castle and Mount Vesuvius were taken in. A walk around the Chiaia and Santa Lucia district allowed a stop of at Pasticceria Mennella.
In the historic area of Vienna and only a short walk away from the magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral is Cafe Diglas. The cafe is quite quirky with regards to its decor.
Appestat has a rustic feel to its cafe. There are big wooden tables, bench like seating, window seats and cosy sofas. The area at the back is where most of the seating is. There is a lively atmosphere contributed by the music.
Vete-Katten has been around for over 90 years and is a well established cafe. A friend described it perfectly by saying that the entrance counter area is like a normal cafe. Then as you walk through the various seating areas and rooms, it is like walking through a big grand house through the generations.
It was one of those days where it was lucky to have the sun come out. So a walk around Waterlow Park was wonderful. It was made even better to be able to see all the fragrant flowers and to take in the relaxing scent of the lavender by Lauderdale House.
If you like the tranquillity and beauty that our great British waterways have to offer, then I’m certain you’ll appreciate this little gem we recently discovered on Droyslden Marina.
+ Que Pan is a bakery and cake shop as well as a cafe. Fresh bread, baguettes and the cakes are on display behind the counter. There is a good variety and plenty to choose from.