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coffee *london*

17 November 2013

One of the things I cherish about exploring on foot and public transport is getting a sense of what daily life would look like for us in that city. While I only drink maybe one coffee a month, I am always researching coffee stops for my husband’s daily hit (I also research new craft beers for him to try. I know, awesome wife or what?). He drinks coffee, I photograph it – it’s a perfect partnership. We aren’t hipsters but we certainly frequent the hipster cafes because the odds are better for a good coffee. I also enjoy seeking out the cafes with neutral tones and uncluttered design. I relish our urban coffee explorations. We walk holding hands, note new restaurants or street art, take photos, pet dogs, chat to locals, bump into friends and then sit in a cafe talking about life. I love that coffee brings people together. On this day in London, in the best possible way, it felt like we were living normal daily life as we met my husband’s cousin at Monmouth in Covent Garden first thing in the morning. We then moved on to New Row Coffee and I smiled to myself as I snapped photos of the boys catching up over caffeine. After lunch in Soho (will share in another post) my husband and I also ticked Fernandez & Wells (his pick of the 3) off the ever-growing list. Ah yes, perfect strolls in this inspiring city.

8 Responses
  1. November 17, 2013

    Stunning, I want to join you at all three. I love very much how you composed them in your post. And to learn how you do the research and photography, and he enjoys your coffee finds. I must put these on my list for a future London visit.

  2. November 17, 2013

    Aah Lucent, I can smell the coffee as I read this. I love the vibe of a cool coffee stop too. You have great taste you pair xo

  3. November 17, 2013

    Very nice pictures, it is really incredible how you manage to capture the moment with its emotions. When I see your coffee shop pictures I can imagine walking in the streets, making that little discovery, going in for a nice warm cup of coffee…

    Like you, I adore walking in the city. I think we miss out a lot when we drive through a place. But taking the time to walk around, discover little local places, taking a picture of a discreet hidden statue, entering a small shop. I find it to be an immense pleasure offered by cities.

  4. Megan permalink
    November 18, 2013

    These are such wonderful looking coffee shops Lucent and your husband or his cousin (not sure who in first photos) definitely looks like a hip local :)
    There’s certainly a great deal of pleasure to be had strolling the streets of a city and then stopping for coffee and a chat. Your coffee shop research has uncovered some treasures so thanks for sharing. Next time I’m in London I’ll know where to head!

  5. November 19, 2013

    Even if you don’t drink coffee, I can highly recommend a visit to Fernandez and Wells for the clementine cake!

  6. November 20, 2013

    Those look such good coffee shops and your pictures are fantastic too. I share your husband’s love of coffee.
    Sarah x

  7. November 21, 2013

    A lovely surprise to have you stop by my blog! So wonderful to visit yours. These photos are stunning. Looking forward to following you and reading/seeing more. C xx

  8. November 24, 2013

    This place looks fantastic! I can almost smell the coffee

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