This Sepia Saturday 170 image offers many story and photo opportunities but I’ve stuck with coffee though flower shops would have been another excellent option. I was vaguely surprised to find coffee with such prominence in the days of the photo when tea was so much more popular with Australians.
Coffee and this family are a matched pair. We’re far more likely to hunt down a café than a bar especially when we’re travelling…after all you can’t be booked for DUI with coffee…if you could we’d be in big trouble!
My first thought was the Monmouth Coffee Shop at the Borough Markets in London but then I found this photo of the nearby coffee and deli. It has a similar vibe I thought to the featured image despite its emphasis on formaggi (cheese). We absolutely loved the Borough Markets and would definitely put it on must-visit list for London.
As we got off the bus a man told us we “must’ go to Monmouth Coffee which we did but only took a photo later when it was crowded. It was a bitterly cold morning with a sharp wind and for once coffee just wasn’t a match for a mulled wine even mid-morning, followed by a huge plate of hot Jamaican curry…yummm.
Since I was already trawling my photo folders I just had to share a few of our other travel photos of cafés we’ve seen. France does tea and coffee shops with such glamour it’s hard to resist.
We loved this square in Aix-en-Provence and had a morning coffee there one day. We were amused by the Aix-presso name given Aix is pronounced X.
Or how about following in the footsteps of Cézanne at Les Deux Garçons in Aix?
The vivid colours of this café in L’Isle sur la Sorgue in Provence really caught my eye, contrasting with the blue of the canal and perfectly offset by the matching colours of the family sitting there. Unfortunately since we were only having coffee we were sitting inside.
In Bali you can order your coffee pool-side and this is how ours was delivered.
If you find yourself in Winchelsea near Rye, Sussex, why not have a coffee at this wonderful coffee and tea shop plus deli. Delicious coffee and cakes!
We didn’t imbibe at this lovely café in Tenterden Kent or the Mermaid Corner Tea Rooms in Cranbrook Kent but don’t they look appealing?