Detour Café, Askew Road

Shepherds Bush is home to many treasures, preserving its love of independents regardless of the commercial spell of the forever-expanding Westfield Shopping Centre in White City. Adjoining the two main hubs of Goldhawk Road and Uxbridge Road lies the charming Askew Road, a discreet high-street with a village feel and friendly locals to match. Granted,…

Kaffemisjonen, Bergen

Set a few streets back from the bustling harbour in Bergen lies the understated Kaffemisjonen. This coffee shop and eatery certainly lives up to its name, which translates as 'coffee mission', turning everyone into coffee aficionados through their craft brewing processes. The baristas are keen to pass on their expertise, with shelves of coffee equipment…

Peonies – Cafés et fleurs

As the name suggests, this coffee spot is decked out in blossoming bouquets and delicate daisies, brightening up your day before you’ve even sat down to enjoy their  tremendous menu. While pot plants have become commonplace in brunch destinations, largely thanks to their aesthetically pleasing Instagram snaps, Peonies isn’t just another coffee shop trying to exploit this…

Paris Brunchin – Café Oberkampf

The Paris brunch scene is far from disappointing, with most restaurants and cafés offering weekend menus all over the picturesque city. As you've already guessed, while I'm spending far too much money on food, I'm not willing to give up on this heavenly lazy sunday morning ritual...okay maybe it ends up being the afternoon. I'll be posting…

Masterchef leads me to Lakeland

Did any of you watch the latest season of Celebrity MasterChef? If you didn’t get the chance, it’s worth catching the last two episodes on BBCiPlayer. I don’t usually watch the celebrity version but this season has been pretty inspiring, not to mention mouth-watering. They make it look so easy. You almost forget that such…