Pretty Little Cafe
Updated: Mar 15, 2020
With a certain virus whose name is more recognised with the beer drinking crew been declared a pandemic, it appears Londoners have unofficially chosen to self isolate.
Because having rocked up to this pretty little cafe at two thirty in the afternoon, with it's eye catching black and white pavement tiles and fanciful hanging pink wisteria, I find all but three of it's tables are occupied. Let's face it, what other common sense or reason would I have to walk twenty minutes across London from Marylebone dressed in trainers, pearls and a pink top?
But, all of that isolation is great! It meant that when I ultimately arrived at
Saint Aymes on 59 Connaught Street, I had a choice of the choicest seats. Those insta worthy photos without the queuing, without having to become a contortionist just to get that gorgeous selfie! Yes, the beer sounding virus has indeed granted some benefits to life on the gram!
Not only was I seated for all those great shots but served immediately. A non hectic atmosphere and really mellow music that can actually be enjoyed.
So what to choose?
A cup of rose tea with dainty twenty three carat gold flakes and gorgeous rose petals heaped into a crescent shape inside the rim of the cup?
Or the familiar scent of a cappuccino, in an aesthetically matching China gold cup, with golden cutlery and twenty three carat gold flakes for that extra glimmer?
That is the question...
There will never be sufficient rose petals to keep this coffee lover away from a cup of coffee and so I opted for the latter.
And a beautiful cup of cappuccino it was!
- Latte art - mastered
- Presentation - faultless
The cappuccino - so creamy and beautiful that I opted out of adding sugar. Unheard of in my case!
Of course all of that complimented with this dreamy white chocolate and raspberry cake.
The biscuit base - beautiful and crisp
Topping - a really light mouse and not overly sweet
It would not have been out of place to ask for another!
If London were to go into lock down just this minute, this is the place I'd be happy to be held up in. Out door seating in front of it's imaginary pink wisteria framed glass front. Inside, all the hydrangea and rose floral walls you will need in a weekend.
Hopefully I'd be the one lounging in the pink chaise longue on the lower ground floor and that would be me, isolated but settled for the weekend!
Have you been to this pretty little café? They offer friendly services and staff who are mavens in capturing the best photos!
Great for: a fairy-tale café, coffee with the girls, Instagram hotspot
Where: 59 Connaught Street, St George's Fields, W2 2BB
When: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 to 18:00; Wednesday and Friday 12:00 to 17:00