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9 Coffee Shops to Visit in London

I honestly love coffee exploring as much as I love food exploring. There’s something so necessary about smelling those beans and sipping a hot drink when the sun is out, no matter where in the world I am. Plus I love how it doesn’t compromise the number of meals I can intake in the day. So when I’m on holiday, in a city, I always make it a mission to try out as many good coffee shops as I can. I briefly attempted during my trip last year from London, Nottingham to Edinburgh. I also came up with a list of 5 Coffee Shops to Visit in Taipei earlier this year. Now here’s a proper one for London! (Addresses are all in the Google map at the end of this post) 1. Timberyard Let me say it upfront, Timberyard was my favourite coffee shop in London this time. Ok, the coffee is good but perhaps wasn’t necessarily the most outstanding one we had, but I just loved the feeling of being in this cafe. We went to …

8 of London’s Must-Visit Restaurants for First Timers

As a student, 10-15 pounds would have been an expensive dinner, reserved only to celebrate birthdays. With that budget, it was hard to appreciate the expertise and good food on offer all over London. So returning to the city as an adult a few years later, finally with money to spend, I got around to properly exploring food in London. Hong Kong may already be known for good food, but I was impressed to a whole new level by the restaurants in London. The thing is, compared with Hong Kong, it’s hard to find good cheap eats in London. But as long as you’re willing to spend, good food is amazing for a relatively decent price. It’s difficult to pick out a handful of restaurants because there are too many outstanding ones. But here’s a list of the ones I think you must consider. 1. Burger & Lobster (Lunch/Dinner) Last year, I was in London for two days and tried Burger & Lobster for the first time. It was the one restaurant I revisited this trip and …

Duck & Waffle, London: A Lot more than Ducks and Waffles

Duck & Waffle is so hip and popular globally that it only seems like “real life” that it would be a restaurant which disappoints. But my understanding of this place happened to be more sophisticated than that since I had been religiously following executive chef Daniel Doherty‘s food porn on Instagram. His daily capture of beautiful top down mouthwatering shots is easily enough to convince anyone to put Duck & Waffle on their No. 1 must try list in London. They’re actually open 24/7 but since I’m no longer a partying student, I just went at a civilised hour – lunch. Actually I came to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and the ambience was really apt, especially because we got the window seat. Fancy 40th Floor I’ve heard of Duck & Waffle many times. But I never knew it was actually a bit of a fancy restaurant which is situated as high as 40 floors above ground. That meant that the view was extremely beautiful. Even if you don’t get a window seat, their bar is an equally …

Coffee Journey from London, Nottingham to Edinburgh

If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook page, you might’ve realised I’ve been out of Hong Kong travelling around UK for the past 10 days! No doubt I would’ve been stuffing myself with Burgers & Lobsters, scones, cupcakes and really any kind of food, but coffee shop breaks were also called for everyday of our busy trip, from London, Nottingham to Edinburgh. Follow my caffeine journey below! Soho Grind (London) Touched down in London at 6am. We checked in at The Nadler Soho (highly recommended hotel) and walked to Soho Grind just in time for its opening at 8am. The coffee was great and latte was my favourite. But the piccolo was a disappointment, bearing a sour taste. I also tried their lemon drizzle which was pleasantly sweet and moist (also recommended). Workshop Coffee (London) I had just had brunch at The Modern Pantry (recommended), where I didn’t order coffee, saving my quota for the hipster looking Workshop Coffee across the road. To my disappointment, they were full and I could not have made six …