Coffee and culture go hand in hand on my blog. No cultural jaunt is complete without a visit to a café. In the past couple of weeks the coffee cups have been especially photogenic. The coffee has been pretty good too.
Two friends and I headed off to find the ancient headquarters of the Order of St John one morning and stopped off at Workshop Coffee on Clerkenwell Road to recover from the journey. We had to opt for the coffee pot for three, it would have been rude not too. Pretty good coffee inside the retro red pot as well.
You’d expect an upmarket café at Kensington Palace and if you head for the Orangery you won’t be disappointed. All the tables are set with bone china cups, so much nicer than a takeaway paper one.
Tea this time, well it was the afternoon. This time I was lured in off Wigmore Street by the promise of Rose Mint Tea at Comptoir Libanais. That it came in this silver pot was a bonus. It tastes like melted Turkish delight and is delicious. Obviously I was forced to order the baklava too.
SYRUP of SOOT
It was the cake that caught my eye. Obviously the raspberries would be part of my five a day. Syrup of Soot is a new addition to Museum Street and very handy for the British Museum.
Strange that I take pictures of my cups and even stranger that I am almost always not the only one in the café doing so! Do you feel compelled to whip out your camera and snap away at your hot beverages?