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…

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There’s nothing quite like the taste of the day’s first cup of coffee, especially at the weekend. Leisurely drinking a tasty hot drink, contemplating how best to use the caffiene buzz at the start of a blissfully free day is a great feeling. But despite my love of fine coffee I rarely drink it at home. I’ve been treated to so much high quality coffee in London that I don’t really like the instant kind…

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Aside from the great coffee, one of the best things about independent cafes is the community atmosphere they invite. Tucked down quiet streets, hidden from the city’s hustle and bustle, you’ll find cozy cafes attracting regulars, locals and knowledgable explorers alike, all enjoying a break from the busy world outside. The further out the city, the more relaxed the cafe and you really get a sense of the local community. Embassy East falls nicely into this category. A few weeks ago, a morning at Columbia Road Flower…

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My weekend coffee is best enjoyed in a proper cup, sat in a cozy cafe, contemplating a day free for filling with my own desires. But when the weather is good, and you can’t resist exploring outdoors but you still have a coffee craving, the next best thing is definitely independent coffee carts. You can find Bean About Town at various locations around the city, they have a fleet of coffee vans at the ready…

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Do you ever put highly recommended places to the bottom of your list, ready for that occassion when you really want or need a treat? Well there are a few places on my list which have been around for a while and show no signs of going anywhere so I’m saving them for the right moment. Whenever I ask a fellow coffee lover to recommend their favourite cafes Prufrock Coffee often features on their list…

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