The movie Chocolat in real life in the form of Cocomaya!

I had the pleasure of spending my Friday teatime at Cocomaya in Knightsbridge. It has to be one of the best Afternoon Teas I have had in a long time. Excellent service, a lovely host Anna and delicious lemon poppy seed cake. What more could one ask for?

Sitting in Cocomaya transported me to the movie Chocolat with the background music, the gorgeous tea cups and amazing art work!

They have a wide selection of teas and coffees and the staff is lovely. You must try this place out if you wish to escape the bustle of London and at the same time experience something divine.

L’Eto Caffe in Shepherd Market!

So I have been to L’Eto a couple of times but usually to the ones in Soho or South Kensington. This was my first visit to the one in Mayfair and I have to say their choice of location is ideal. I have often thought of escaping and hiding away in some cafe and getting on with my work, and this is that hidden gem.

The cakes display gives it a feel of a grandmother’s house but don’t get me wrong, I mean to say a very chic grandmother’s kitchen.

You walk in to a cosy seating area on your left hand side and a great modern wooden ceiling with gold painted walls surrounding you.

The team is absolutely lovely and Manager, Mark has been with the company from the beginning and highly knowledgeable about the coffee.

The coffee was presented beautifully, with caramel printed latte art and a layer of froth followed by a layer of espresso and another layer of milk. The tinge of ginger in the latte was just about right followed by the flavour of honey, milk and not an overpowering espresso. I have never had this combination before and will definitely recommend it to those who are bored of regular lattes. My latte was accompanied by a delicious Almond Crossaint. I cannot recall having had one as rich and crispy before – another high recommendation. Croissants are my 2nd weakness so if you fall in to the same category you must try them out!

My friend thoroughly enjoyed her Flat White which looked equally tempting so I will be going back for that!

http://letocaffe.co.uk/