Category Archives: Café review

Bakery/Café Review: Gail’s Bakery, London

Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town has become my regular Sunday morning breakfast spot, where I take a little time to myself, albeit surrounded by full tables of friends catching up and families taking their kids out for a babyccino

Bakery/Café Review: Gail’s Bakery, London

Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town has become my regular Sunday morning breakfast spot, where I take a little time to myself, albeit surrounded by full tables of friends catching up and families taking their kids out for a babyccino

Café review: Yellow Brick Road, Kuala Lumpur

When driving around KL, I often stumble upon a cluster of brilliant eateries located in a single concrete block just off a main road or tucked at one end of a residential neighbourhood. You can find artisan coffee shops, fine

Café review: Yellow Brick Road, Kuala Lumpur

When driving around KL, I often stumble upon a cluster of brilliant eateries located in a single concrete block just off a main road or tucked at one end of a residential neighbourhood. You can find artisan coffee shops, fine

Everyone’s talking about… Le Bread Days’ salted egg yolk croissant

Le Bread Days is a brilliant neighbourhood bakery-cum-café tucked along a residential road in the KL suburbs. Run by a local Malay lady, it makes delicious buttery pastries, pillowy soft brioche and artisan baguettes, and you won’t find a friendlier

Everyone’s talking about… Le Bread Days’ salted egg yolk croissant

Le Bread Days is a brilliant neighbourhood bakery-cum-café tucked along a residential road in the KL suburbs. Run by a local Malay lady, it makes delicious buttery pastries, pillowy soft brioche and artisan baguettes, and you won’t find a friendlier

Café Review: Tart, Clapham, London

A trip to visit my maternal grandparents usually means a lunch of Marks & Sparks quiche, cold meats, boiled eggs and a big bowl of retro salad, complete with radishes, spring onions and salad cream. It’s a classic English summertime

Café Review: Tart, Clapham, London

A trip to visit my maternal grandparents usually means a lunch of Marks & Sparks quiche, cold meats, boiled eggs and a big bowl of retro salad, complete with radishes, spring onions and salad cream. It’s a classic English summertime

Café review: Dark Room Espresso, Swindon

Unlike in London where artisan cafés and coffee houses are a dozen a dime, Swindon’s coffee scene is limited to greasy spoons and those three well-known chains. And then there is Dark Room Espresso. Blink and you’ll miss it; the

Café review: Dark Room Espresso, Swindon

Unlike in London where artisan cafés and coffee houses are a dozen a dime, Swindon’s coffee scene is limited to greasy spoons and those three well-known chains. And then there is Dark Room Espresso. Blink and you’ll miss it; the

My guide to a long weekend in Nice

After years of coming to Nice during the summers to while away my school and university holidays in the sun – courtesy of a very good friend of mine whose papi lives in a little village in the surrounding hills

My guide to a long weekend in Nice

After years of coming to Nice during the summers to while away my school and university holidays in the sun – courtesy of a very good friend of mine whose papi lives in a little village in the surrounding hills

Café Review: Selamlique, Istanbul, Turkey

When stuck in an airport for 10 hours, eat, drink and be merry. When it’s also 4am and you’ve just come off of a 7-hour flight, start with coffee. If you’re going to be stuck in an airport for the

Café Review: Selamlique, Istanbul, Turkey

When stuck in an airport for 10 hours, eat, drink and be merry. When it’s also 4am and you’ve just come off of a 7-hour flight, start with coffee. If you’re going to be stuck in an airport for the

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of

Highbury Staycation

The relentless pace of London life often leaves me in need of an escape from the clamour of the streets, shadows of skyscrapers and people rushing by. Every now and again, I seek haven at my friend’s house in Highbury,

Highbury Staycation

The relentless pace of London life often leaves me in need of an escape from the clamour of the streets, shadows of skyscrapers and people rushing by. Every now and again, I seek haven at my friend’s house in Highbury,

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

The Best Coffee in Soho: Seven Coffee Bars to try in Soho

Now the mornings are light, I find myself waking up early, charged with sunshine fuelled energy. This morning surge of activity inevitably results in an afternoon slump. But I need not fear, as Soho’s best coffee houses are on hand

The Best Coffee in Soho: Seven Coffee Bars to try in Soho

Now the mornings are light, I find myself waking up early, charged with sunshine fuelled energy. This morning surge of activity inevitably results in an afternoon slump. But I need not fear, as Soho’s best coffee houses are on hand

Juice cleanse: Press London

I’ve always been critical of detoxes and juice cleanses. Starving your body for days can’t be good for your metabolism, while pumping it full of simple carbs – juices and smoothies are generally very high in simple sugars, yet you

Juice cleanse: Press London

I’ve always been critical of detoxes and juice cleanses. Starving your body for days can’t be good for your metabolism, while pumping it full of simple carbs – juices and smoothies are generally very high in simple sugars, yet you

Café refurb: Proud Mary’s, Shepherd’s Bush, London

After a week or so of panic, when I thought my beloved hop-across-the-road café had disappeared, Hummingbird Café returns as Proud Mary’s – the same cheery service with a revamped interior and pimped up menu. The classics are still there,

Café refurb: Proud Mary’s, Shepherd’s Bush, London

After a week or so of panic, when I thought my beloved hop-across-the-road café had disappeared, Hummingbird Café returns as Proud Mary’s – the same cheery service with a revamped interior and pimped up menu. The classics are still there,

Café Review: Mozzino, Soho, London

“Let me take you for the best gluten-free brownie in London.” This is how I first found Mozzino – a miniature espresso bar, tucked down a side street off Carnaby Street. Look out for the vespa sticking out of the

Café Review: Mozzino, Soho, London

“Let me take you for the best gluten-free brownie in London.” This is how I first found Mozzino – a miniature espresso bar, tucked down a side street off Carnaby Street. Look out for the vespa sticking out of the