Monday, 12 December 2011

Super cute café's

I've been to a couple of really cute café's recently. One up north in my home town of Southport, and the other in Kent when I was visiting a friend.

Claude's Bakery and Restaurant

I try to visit home, where my mum and brother reside, at least once every couple of months. I mainly visit to see the family, not to visit Southport itself. I grew up there, I've seen enough of it. It's changed a lot over the years, and although there are new developments, changing places, there isn't really a great deal that inspires me. Until recently that is...

Sitting in Claude's – a cute little café in the this quaint little village of Churchtown – my Mum and I reflected on the surroundings and our morning visit to a wedding venue nearby. It has so much character and charm, much like the rest of the village. We are sat by the most welcomed fireplace on this cold and wet winter's day.

The village has 17th century thatched cottages still standing, and everything is just about black and white. I thought it was fitting to order a cream tea. The cream was freshly whipped, which I enjoyed very much.

My Mum's toasts came with about 6 packets of butter. For the rest of the day, I was seeing too much butter everywhere. Was I oblivious to Southport's butter obsession while growing up, or maybe it's a more recent occurance...?

Twig and Spoon

How can you not want to visit a place called Twig and Spoon?

Visiting the Woodlands Garden Centre, near Sevenoaks in Kent, my friends and I went to this little café. It feels nice and homely, yet modern too.

They seem to have a good variety of warm meals and also a selection of cakes. My friends opted for coffee, tea cakes and carrot cake and I just ordered a cup of tea. Mmm, decent cuppa. I seem to have had a string of bad cups of tea's lately.

Looking at the surroundings, it has many items from the garden centre scattered about. I love the style of the little table number holders and how sweet the salt and pepper was!

In conclusion, I'm an old lady at heart :)

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