Posts Tagged: coffee

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

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… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

Everyone’s talking about… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

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

Restaurant Review: La Femme du Boulanger, Nice, France

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, this quaint restaurant is tucked away down a side street just a short walk from the main shopping stretch at Rue Jean-Medecin. Don’t miss its famous brunch, served everyday from 8:00am (9am on

Restaurant Review: La Femme du Boulanger, Nice, France

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, this quaint restaurant is tucked away down a side street just a short walk from the main shopping stretch at Rue Jean-Medecin. Don’t miss its famous brunch, served everyday from 8:00am (9am on

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

Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc, Charlotte Street, London

‘I am often asked what defines Brasserie Blanc. Well, if Le Manoir is a delicate waltz then the Brasseries are a lively can-can. The brasserie is not about refined haute cuisine. Instead, it’s a place for relaxed enjoyment where we

Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc, Charlotte Street, London

‘I am often asked what defines Brasserie Blanc. Well, if Le Manoir is a delicate waltz then the Brasseries are a lively can-can. The brasserie is not about refined haute cuisine. Instead, it’s a place for relaxed enjoyment where we

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

Everyone’s talking about… Nordic Bakery’s cinnamon buns

I never really understood the Scandinavian ritual of hygge until my visit to Soho’s Nordic Bakery. Heave open the café’s giant wooden door and you are encircled by comfort. Hygge is all about enjoying life’s simply pleasures and Nordic Bakery

Everyone’s talking about… Nordic Bakery’s cinnamon buns

I never really understood the Scandinavian ritual of hygge until my visit to Soho’s Nordic Bakery. Heave open the café’s giant wooden door and you are encircled by comfort. Hygge is all about enjoying life’s simply pleasures and Nordic Bakery

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

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,

Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Heathrow, London

In 2008, Gordon Ramsay became the first chef to open a Michelin starred restaurant at an airport. Now, holiday-makers can kick off their travels in style at one of the UK’s best restaurants. I had a morning flight, so arrived

Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Heathrow, London

In 2008, Gordon Ramsay became the first chef to open a Michelin starred restaurant at an airport. Now, holiday-makers can kick off their travels in style at one of the UK’s best restaurants. I had a morning flight, so arrived

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,