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.

Poilane Just Off Cadogan Gardens, Sloane Square!

This place was my refuge last year when I was job hunting. I would sit here for ages applying to various places and cold calling. No doubt I have developed an association with it. Not to mention, the positioning is ideal, in the heart of Sloane Square, you’ll come across the best dressed ladies here!

I have never been to France but if I do go I will expect cafes to be like this – chic interiors, great coffees and amazing croissants i.e fresh and crisp!

The lattes and capuccinos are delish. They serve Squaremile coffee but the amount of milk they use is just about right. The ambience is delectable, you enter and never feel like leaving. Above all I have to give credit to their Manager, Mathilde who has managed to maintain the standards of the cafe for the past year and a half since it opened here!

                                                               

The breakfast has been amazing – if you are looking to treat yourself you must try the toasted Poilane bread or brioche (a bit too naughty) with salted caramal or lemon curd!! Never would have thought of this being a snack but its absolutely delicious! Since it is a bakery you can take away freshly baked breads and croissants!

I am the biggest fan – I hope to run a place like this one day in some corner of the world!

                                       http://www.poilane.com/pages/en/company_boutiques.php

Fratelli is taking over London!

My affair with Fratelli started in university when I was in 2nd year and we discovered the new Cafe Fratelli that had opened right next to The Waldorf Hilton close to The LSE. 
3 years down the line, there seems to be one in every corner of London. Sloane Square, Bond Street, Berkeley Square and it surely does amazing coffees. Above all they do not charge you extra for syrups or soya milk unlike other chains. 
Each branch has its own personality!
My favourite one so far is the one in Duke of York Square especially on a crispy Winter’s Morning when you are craving a Pain Au Chocolat and an extra hot cappuccino!
The little luxuries of life!