Tag: coffee

Trade, Spitalfields, London

Trade, Spitalfields, London

I was expecting a little bit better when I headed into Trade, a coffee shop and cafe located on Commercial Street and Spitalfields Market. It’s a short stroll that makes it perfect for my morning routine, but the food and coffee didn’t hit the mark […]

Grounded, Whitechapel, London

Grounded, Whitechapel, London

Regardless of where I live, I always find a cafe to call my local. Here in Whitechapel that is the Grounded Coffee Company cafe. A super popular joint, they offer decent coffees and a proper brunch menu. It’s halal, so expect substitute bacon but all […]

Ozone Coffee Roasters, Shoreditch, London

Ozone Coffee Roasters, Shoreditch, London

Ozone Coffee Roasters in Shoreditch is Kiwi-owned, so you’d expect to find some of the best coffees in London, right? Well that would be entirely correct. There’s nothing like a familiar cup of perfect brew. I was hoping the food was going to be magnificent, but it ended up being merely there. Still, it’s a popular spot and maybe some of the other menu options could have fared better.

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Kaffeine, Fitzrovia, London

Kaffeine, Fitzrovia, London

In the space of ten months, my outlook on London coffee has flipped on its head. Good cuppas can be found! You have to know where to look. The irony is that the best coffee places I’ve stumbled upon are usually Australian/ New Zealand owned. […]

Taste Food Co. Cafe, Dublin

Taste Food Co. Cafe, Dublin

My second day in Dublin had me struggling to find a proper brunch option. Everything didn’t seem quite ready to be up and about this Sunday morning. I had pre-booked tickets for the Book of Kells (kind of have to, really) and needed something quick […]

Pimlico Fresh, Victoria, London

Pimlico Fresh, Victoria, London

My point of residence here in London affords me easy access to four handy stations. That’s Victoria, Pimlico, St Jame’s Park and Westminster. So handy, right? Due partially to this, I do find myself often venturing further afield then sampling some of the local cuisine around here. Time Out London was so generous to label the area of Pimlico-cum-Victoria as “a gastronomic desert, riddled with soulless chains and not much else”. Which is not entirely untrue. But meet Pimlico Fresh.

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Federal Cafe & Bar, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Federal Cafe & Bar, Northern Quarter, Manchester

I had only one day in Manchester so I needed a brunch to make it count. I summoned the guidance of my Mancunian-turned-Melbourne friend Katie for some advice. She said I’d love the Northern Quarter and passed on advice to check out Federal Cafe & […]

Oliver’s Coffee Cup, Nové Město, Prague

Oliver’s Coffee Cup, Nové Město, Prague

There’s something inspired about finding a fantastic cup of coffee irrespective of where you are. I’m thankful caffeine is such a universal language that everyone can appreciate. And the coffee at Oliver’s is of a very good brew.

Stika, Budapest

Stika, Budapest

If you liked it, you should have Stika fork in it. Stika in District VII of Budapest is a very hip coffee and brunch joint that’s popular with the locals. So popular they even ran out of half the menu on the following day when I visited! The cafe’s setting is familiar with industrial chic screaming from the interior. Lots of natural light and a rather serene atmosphere as the crowds hadn’t settled yet. What can I say? I enjoy an early morning start to make the most of my holiday days.

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