Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Taking a step back


The month of May has arrived although all I can think about is June and how much will be happening when it finally arrives. So for the next few weeks the other half and I will be taking time to relax, put our feet up and take time to prepare for the madness before it all arrives. To find out what I will be up to take a look at my previous post which talks all about future activities and various shenanigans. 

Dominique Ansel bakery is one of the many coffee shops I plan to spend time in over the coming weeks, and as many of you will know from my twitter and instagram I love to travel around whenever possible to try new coffees shops, explore and see more of what's right on our doorstep. 

This is the perfect way to spend my days off in May as it means there's no pressures to spend lots of money, there's no one waiting on me to be somewhere by a particular time and there will be plenty of opportunities to start some new books and wonder around book stores. 


A few of our favourite locations from over the last few months that are perfect for cream tea, brunch or afternoon tea depending of what takes your fancy:

1. Dominique Ansel Bakery, London
2. The Florist, Bristol
3. Hundred Monkeys Cafe, Glastonbury
4. Coffee Barker, Cardiff
5. Lion Rock Tea Rooms, Cheddar Gorge
6. The Plan Cafe Bar, Cardiff
7. Crumbs & Doilies, London 
8. Cornish Bakery, Street

I would love to hear which coffee shops you have enjoyed visiting!

As always, until next time.
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  1. I do love a nice little coffee shop. My favourite little brunch place is called Josie's, it's in my uni town of Winchester if you're ever down south. Their pancakes are something else! x

    Rachel | rachelemmablog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Winchester is such a lovely place, I was looking at going to University there myself! Next time I'm in the area I have to go along and see it for myself (:

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  2. I love finding a good coffee shop to just sit and chill or get a little bit of work done. I'm yet to find an amazing on near me though sadly x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. That's such a shame, hopefully someone picks up on this and opens one for everyone!

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  3. I wish I lived on the mainland so I could try a few of those out! I love little coffee shops too, we don’t seem to have enough of them in Northern Ireland!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

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    1. That's such a shame, I've never been to Northern Ireland but I thought they would have had lots there!

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  4. These sound amazing! One place I'd recommend is the Secret Tea Rooms in Soho they're so cute x

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  5. I hardly go to coffee shops tbh! I have never heard of any of these but I will have a look out! I am boring and basic and my fave is just Costa or Cafe Nero!! xx
    https://lifeofshar.co.uk/

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  6. I love Dominique Ansel Bakery! I have been there a few times already! their cronuts are amazing!

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    1. It's so beautiful isn't it! They really hit the mark with it!

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  7. This has encouraged me to go to the little coffee shops more, the atmosphere there is just something different.

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so pleased, there is always a lovely atmosphere in them which I absolutely love (:

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  8. I love cafe hopping too! It’s a great environment to get some work done but also to relax as well. The local cafes are the best because sometimes they have a twist to a regular chai latte. One thing I want to do more in July is read books - I have such a long to be read list but haven’t really been putting an effort to tackle it.

    All cafes/coffee shops I’d recommend are on the other side of the globe haha - wish I could recommend some though!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay, you know exactly what's so addicting about them then!

      If you would like some books to add to your list, Ive written some reviews in a previous post here - https://bit.ly/2Tx71t4 (:

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  9. I went to the Dominique Ansel Bakery in London - it was so good. I'd love to go back! One of my favourites in London was The English Rose Cafe in Victoria - it was really quaint!

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    1. Oooh thanks for the recommendation, I shall definitely take a look next time I'm in London!

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  10. Definitely want to pay Dominique Ansel Bakery a visit! Sounds lovely :)

    Emma | www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

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    1. It's beautiful, I hope you do get a chance to visit X

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  11. Ahh I love going to lots of different coffee shops and bakeries too! I'm making it my mission to go and read in little coffee shops this summer! Unfortunately we don't have many independent ones where I live - we're just swamped with Starbucks and Costa shops!
    Eva x

    http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

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    1. That's a shame, I feel like we are spoilt for choice in Cardiff and London and I often don't realise other areas don't have quite so many. There's nothing wrong with a bit of Starbucks though, they do the best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolates!

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  12. I love discovering new and cosy coffee shops. They are always so relaxing and enjoyable, especially if you get a tasty cake too! Thank you for sharing this delightful place Alys! xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. I completely agree with that, having a cake or a treat with your cup of tea makes it x10 better!

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  13. Always love going to a new café or coffee shop to have a catchup with friends!

    Claire xxx
    https://eclairscares.blogspot.com

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    1. It's the perfect atmosphere to catch up with friends in isn't it!

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  14. I think little cafes are the absolute best! I try to go every now and then, grab some tea and just read a book. It's a good way to get out of the house, read and occasionally people watch!

    Lex | The Lady on Lexington Street
    https://theladyonlexingtonstreet.com

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    1. Ahh, good old people watching, that really makes me day!

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