Fink’s Salt and Sweet – Highbury, London


I know I have written about Fink’s previously, but I only wrote about brunch there. Plus it is such a gorgeous little independent cafe that does such simple fresh foods and I just love it in the sunny weather as it is on such a pretty little street tucked away from the busy roads. It is also great in the winter if you are looking for a great place for a good slice of cake and a coffee in a cozy, homely vibe.

We recently came on a sunny day and sat outside with our salad and sandwich just taking in the weather and taking our time to enjoy our freshly made food.

If you haven’t been before – then do go.

Salad and Sandwich for lunch
Gorgeous mozzarella salad
Fresh toasted sandwich in the sun


Le Peche Mignon – Highbury, London


On a quiet residential street namedΒ Ronalds Road in Highbury, on a quiet little corner, there is a little cafe called Le Peche Mignon.

Last year (yes I am a little late on this post) Renata and I were feeling a bit peckish after a Sunday morning pedicure so we wondered over to Le Peche Mignon for a wonderfully French brunch.

I ordered the Eggs Royale (Β£7.50) and Renata ordered the Croque Madame (Β£6.50).

Mine was divine! The muffin was fluffy and chewy at the same time, they weren’t stingy with the smoked salmon, the spinach was wilted to perfection and wow when those poached eggs were cut through, the yolk poured all over the salmon and muffin and married well with the beautiful yellow hollandaise sauce. What an absolute treat!

Renata said the Croque Madame was the best that she has ever tasted as well. And their coffee is pretty fabulous too!

Definitely worth popping into if you are in the area!


T and Shop – Cannonbury, London

So, this particular Saturday, the brunch crew consisted of Myself, Fiona and Maria. We decided on T and Shop in Cannonbury.

It is a gorgeous little cafe which is also a shop that sells beautiful handmade home ware, jewelry, and great gift ideas.


The coffee was delicious and so are the smoothies so even if you are in the area and need a coffee break, I would definitely recommend popping in.

Fiona and I both go the mushed avocado on sourdough toast with smoked salmon sprinkled with chili flakes. It wasn’t anything fancy but it was just what I needed and it tasted so light and fresh and it really was the perfect amount.

It was well priced and good food.


Afterwards we had a look around the shop. Loads of interesting and wonderful things.

Brew for Two

Brew for Two

After a girly day out of mooching around the discount Burberry store in Hackney, Renata and I found Brew for Two, a cute coffee shop across the street.



The interior is shabby chic, full of eclectic and quirky little treasures. All the tables have a large empty red wine bottle used to hold up long red candle sticks, a mix match vintage type furniture, and a chandelier.


We decided on a large pot of Darjeeling (Β£4) and a homemade carrot cake (there’s a daily selection of cakes and pastries to choose from) to munch on.



The best bit of a carrot cake is the icing on the top and this was divine. Not too sweet. And with a little marzipan carrot on the top. The cake was moist with little bits of carrot to give some texture.

Served on gorgeous, antique looking china, which made it feel like a proper tea party. I definitely recommend Brew for Two for a good weekend brunch or afternoon tea.

Fine food and a warm welcome