Wonderful Sunday morning, the sun is shining after grey drizzly Saturday. Everyone is happy.
We are having a small dinner party tonight and realised we don’t have enough dinner plates as we broke few in a kitchen disaster. The first thought was to go to Heal’s but then we reminded ourselves of a great little place in Columbia Road so 1h later we were heading East.
First stop was an amazing coffee shop in Kingsland Road, The Bridge Café. The decor is fantastic, it takes you back in time with the wooden bar, old till and ceiling fans as well as a plethora of vintage ornaments. The counter is full of wonderful cakes and pastries and the shop roasts their own beans. The barista is Portuguese and knows a lot about coffee, all the staff are super friendly and helpful. They make a mean espresso too!
Columbia Road Flower Market was heaving with the usual trendy crowd, I think I saw about 20 Henry Holland and Agyness Deyn look alikes. The spring flowers were abundant and we got some paperwhites and hyacinths. The house is smelling wonderfully now.
We stopped at Jones Dairy Café for some brews and bagels. I love the place, it looks great and the food is tasty, but the staff! Even though they are super friendly they are so slow and confused, there is no system so after receiving your food and drinks you may wait for the last cup of tea for about 5 minutes while 3 people ask you what is it that you ordered and was the tea white. After biting into caerphilly cheese and pickle bagel you might forget about it though.
With bags full of plates, coffee and flowers we headed home.
Seasonal afternoon snack of home made bread with cream cheese and cress.