As we emerge out of the depths of winter those first weekends when the sun shines, hope springs, and everyone sighs with relief that the worst is (hopefully) over, are precious. Last weekend the sun shone, I left my scarf at home, and I was determined to make the most of the day and enjoy the hint of a new season. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to leisurely sip on a fine coffee in a new cafe so you can imagine this was high on my agenda.
I chose Timberyard’s second cafe, amongst the boutique shops and restaurants of Seven Dials. Its large front sits comfortably on a corner of Upper St Martin’s Lane (about here). Despite the buzz of the area, you’ll find it hard to miss.
Step through the red door and you’re welcomed by warm wood and clean walls.
The counter holds plenty of treats.
I was seriously tempted but I had other food plans on my radar and thought best to resist the indulgence of a tasty cake this time. So I ordered my usual cappucino and took a seat by the window so I could watch the world go by (no statement seems truer in Covent Garden!).
Within a few minutes my coffee arrived.
Made with Has Bean coffee, it sliped down perfectly.
You really can’t beat the feeling of a relaxed weekend, enjoying your favourite activities.
Timberyard is a pretty place to start your weekend, there are plenty of seats for solo drinkers and sofas for groups.
Like their Old Street cafe, their aim is to offer a business-style cafe experience, with iPads dotted around and meeting rooms available. Whilst I spotted a few people with laptops around, at the weekend it feels more relaxed and I assumed the majority of fellow drinkers were planning the weekend rather than the week.
It’s definitely a great option if you fancy a good coffee in the heart of the city, or you’re lucky enough to work nearby and need a change of scene (or office screen).
Have you been to any new cafes recently? Have you tried either of Timberyard’s cafes?