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Benji’s, Amsterdam East

April 17, 2017
Benji's, Amsterdam

Instagram has its uses, one of which is spotting good brunch places.  I’ve seen photos of the very pretty Benji’s come past quite a few times, so I decided to grab my chance and go and check it out myself.

Benji’s is in East Amsterdam on the Wibautstraat, very close to one of my favourite Amsterdam hotels the Volkshotel (it’s worth also having a drink on their roof terrace).  It’s not the most central of places (i.e you will need a bike to get here) but it’s worth the ride.  There have been quite a few cool openings on this street, like the Breakfast Club and roof terrace NEST, but Benji’s is the place that was top of my list.

Benji’s is very aesthetically pleasing, with huge ceiling to floor windows, and countless plants hanging from the ceiling and plant pots in every corner.  It feels a little like you’ve walked into a trendy greenhouse.

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The guests here are as cool as the place itself, with bloggers typing away on their MacBooks and groups of gossiping friends sipping flat whites.  The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. All day breakfast/brunch/lunch is their thing, and their food has a definite health focus.  They are known for their yoghurt ‘bowls’ like the ‘Love Bowl’ I had (soy yoghurt, chia, berries and coconut) but they also offer incredible salads (Mol had the burrata salad) and great toasties.

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The vibe is super laid back here, and very easy going, which makes it the perfect place to wake up.  I loved the coffee here too, which gives you that extra kick ready for a day of exploring Amsterdam.

Benji's, Amsterdam

Benji’s

Wibautstraat 196

1091 Amsterdam

Blog, France, Paris

Healthy Paris

October 16, 2016

Paris, like the rest of all European cities, seems to have jumped on the health bandwagon too.  While croissants, hot chocolate and macaroons are still definitely the top things to consume while in the city, if you need a break from all the butter then the following are some excellent healthy alternatives (without compromising on quality):

SEASON – the Marais

The northern Marais is wonderful, especially on a Sunday morning.  And walking from Temple Metro to Season, through this lovely, vibrant neighbourhood, there are multiple brunch places I wanted to check out. If you want to explore the Marais it’s a good way to do it, starting north and ending south near Place du Voges.  Yes, you’re going from more local and residential to fairly touristy, but it’s also fun to compare.  Anyway, Season is a lovely little cafe, perfect for a healthy breakfast in the sun (their Acai Bowl and Maca cakes look incredible).  They have a small terrace and it’s quiet.  They serve ‘Juice it’ juices (see below for further info) which are 6 euros and they have a whole fridge full (good for a takeaway).

Season, ParisSeason, paris

 

JUICE LAB – Saint-Germain des Pres, Pigalle & the Marais

Wow, this is as slick (and minimalist) as it gets.  There are three of these trendy juice bars in Paris, one in Pigalle (very close to Le Pantruche, which is meant to be great for lunch), one in the heart of the Marais, right by the stunning Place du Voges and the other in gorgeous Saint-Germain des Pres (below).  If you need a solid vitamin intake, this place has whatever juice concoction you might wish for.

Juice Lab, Paris

 

WILD & THE MOON – the Marais

This might have been my favourite healthy cafe.  While some of these places can be a bit smug, Wild & the Moon is very welcoming, with beautiful interiors.  Their main focus is on vegetables, super foods, and organic, seasonal food.  And they love to serve their food ‘cold-pressed, raw, intact, and prepared with love’.  This is clear.  Their ’boutique cafe’ in the northern Marais is an ideal place for brunch (though it does get busy on the weekends of course).  They also have a ‘Wild lab’ in Pigalle.

Wild & the moon, Paris

 

JUICE IT – Louvre/Palais Royale

This more relaxed juice bar is the perfect place to head to for a juice on the go in the cultural heart of Paris.  If you’ve tired of the Louvre or shopping on the Rue Saint Honore (or in nearby uber trendy concept store Colette), grab an excellent juice here and head to the Tuileries Gardens for a stroll.  Perfect!  They also stock their juices at other healthy cafes (like Season). 

Juice it, Paris

 

 

Blog, Eat, Healthy, London

Casita Andina, Soho

August 9, 2016
Casita Andina, Soho

Clever clever Martin Morales.  Introducing affordable (and delicious) Peruvian food to London (Ceviche)?  Check.  Expanding into Shoreditch with a focus on the Peruvian Andres (Andina)?  Check.  And now, the last master stroke: opening a completely gluten free, super healthy (but still Peruvian) new restaurant in Soho.   Enter Casita Andina.  Andina’s little sister restaurant but with an increased focus on health, without of course sacrificing on taste.

I went for the soft launch last week, at lunch time.  The staff were clearly still a little confused with what was going on.  One lovely girl didn’t really understand the menu, as hard as she tried.  I got a call from the reservations team twice after I had left, asking me if I was still coming for lunch.  But this is all completely forgiven because a) it’s a soft opening, so these problems are inevitable, b) the food makes up for it all.

Casita Andina, Soho

They offer a great lunch time deal: two plates for £10.  I suggest if you’re dining with someone (which I hope you are), that you choose four different dishes between you.  One of the ceviche dishes (I’d go with the classic) is an obvious must.  Super delicious.  We also had the croquettas with a twist (pork and liver, with chilli jam) – unusual and surprisingly moorish.  From the hot plates we chose the Salmon Scabeche (perfect, and I love the sweet potato with it) and the Aji de Gallini (chicken with botija olive and a quails egg).  I’d never had chicken quite like it, it looked almost like scrambled eggs (without wanting to put you off) but was delicious, if not for everyone.

Casita Andina, Soho

The place itself is super cute, great location, small but with so much charm.  The Peruvian theme is of course very apparent, like at Andina, but without it being too naff.

The perfect lunch place, if not light dinner option.  I shall return.

Casita Andina

31 Great Windmill St,

London W1D 7LP

Photo credit: Casita Andina

Blog, Eat, Healthy, London

Tiny Leaf, Notting Hill – London’s first zero waste restaurant

April 3, 2016
Tiny Leaf, London

London is nailing healthy food (for my top choices check out this blog, though a new favourite is Who loves you).  But Tiny Leaf is trying to take it one step further, offering healthy, organic and delicious food, which is zero waste.  So what does zero waste mean?  In this case it means they turn surplus food generously donated from local food suppliers into beautiful dishes.  Win win.

Tiny Leaf has settled into the Bumpkin restaurant on the Northern edge of Notting Hill.  It’s the perfect place for brunch, offering the ‘usuals’ (poached eggs/avocado on toast), but also a delightful Breakfast Taco and the most moorish Buckwheat pancakes.  We ended up sharing the pancakes as a second course as were still hungry after our Taco (note: it’s healthy, but not overly filling).  To drink they offer kombucha (fermented green tea, I love it), a range of cold-pressed green juices and various mylk coffees.

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But it’s not just a brunch venue.  Open all day, you can come here for a late lunch, a cocktail (they have two cocktail bars) or dinner.  It’s vegetarian, but their dinner dishes are inventive.

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It’s a beautiful restaurant, very green and light.  The staff are friendly and it has a nice vibe to it.  I’m not sure how long they are going to be around for, so I suggest you go soon.

Tiny Leaf

209 Westbourne Park Rd,

London W11 1EA

Photo credit: Tiny Leaf and my own

Blog, Czech Republic, Prague

My Raw Cafe, Prague – HEALTHY

March 19, 2016

When I’m on holiday, my ‘healthy living’ goes out of the window.  I love my weekend breaks, and love my food, so won’t hold back on the eating front when in a new city.  But whichever destination I visit, I do try and find a healthy cafe.   Somewhere I can get a dose of greens and my quota of superfoods for the weekend.  I also find it interesting to see to what extent the health craze has taken hold in each city.

My Raw Cafe, Prague

Prague surprised me.  My Raw Cafe was the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon power juice, raw cheesecake and cashew milk coffee.  The only drawback about this place is that it’s in a shopping mall (well, Prague’s take on a mall), and that it doesn’t have much natural light, or views.  The mall was dead as we walked through it, and we were convinced it would be shut, but then we arrived and it was heaving.  This is clearly where the health-conscious locals come on the weekend.

My Raw Cafe, Prague

This is an ideal place for a weekend brunch, with a lot of great savoury options (all raw).  Or you can sink into one of their comfy armchairs, read the papers and enjoy a chilled afternoon.  It’s very laid back, the service is exceptionally friendly and – most importantly – the food is delicious.

We took down the raw blueberry cheesecake as if we hadn’t just had a huge lunch at Field (only about a 10 minute walk away).  They have a huge range of smoothies and cold-pressed juices, and any coffee you may wish, with the option of cashew/almond/soya milk.

My Raw Cafe, PragueMy Raw Cafe, Prague

So while I still most definitely recommend eating the six courses tasting menu at Sansho, and trying as many dishes as possible at Field, if you’re looking for something lighter, then brunch or a juice at My Raw Cafe will not go amiss.

If you want to go a little more off the beaten track, then I’d also highly recommend The Farm in the up and coming area of Letna, where they also do great brunches and juices.

My Raw Cafe

Dlouhá 39,

110 00 Praha 1-Staré M?sto

Blog, Eat, Healthy, London

Who Loves You, Chelsea – For healthy brunching and juicing

February 8, 2016
Who loves you, Chelsea

I’m always on the search for healthy cafes in London, preferably not too far from South West London (where I live).  And so when I came across Who Loves you through Instagram, I got a little excited.  Located on the Kings Road (but more towards Parsons Green than Sloane Square), the name may have been a little off putting but the menu certainly wasn’t. And it was a half an hour stroll from home, so ideal.  While it’s new to the Kings Road, Who Loves You used to be the cafe at the excellent (and hip) pay-as-you-gym Core Collective (if you haven’t done one of their classes, I highly recommend it), off High Street Kensington.  And now they’ve set up by themselves.

The place did far from disappoint. The interiors are what you’d expect from a healthy ‘on trend’ cafe: lots of wood, light and green plants. It’s cosy and ideal for a post work out brunch, or a catch up with friends. They have a whole range of juices and smoothies, where you can avoid fruit if you want and just get a full on vegetable/super food fix in a few quick gulps.

Who Loves you cafe, Chelsea

The Brunch menu is right up my street: blueberry waffles with almond butter and fruit coulee? Check. A Goodness Bowl with quinoa, avocado, kale and poached eggs? Check. Chia puddings in all its wonderful variations (and also the option of a chia omelette)?  Check. The list of appealing options continues. And it’s all reasonably priced too.  So we like that.  A lot.

Who Loves you cafe, Chelsea

In short, if you want to continue all the good you did to your body in healthy January, head here. I promise you it’s yummy as well as healthy.

For more healthy options, check out these blogs here and here.

Who Loves You

517 Kings Road

Chelsea

Blog, Eat, Healthy, London

My favourite spots in London for healthy eating

January 10, 2016

Yes, January has come round quickly.  Last year I wrote about my favourite eight healthy places in London (see here), and some have made a re-appearance in this blog on 2016.  But there are also new ones which made the cut:

Ethos – the vegetarian buffet option

I’m not usually a fan of vegetarian restaurants, especially not ones which have a help yourself buffet and where you pay for the food by its weight.  But Ethos – with it’s cool Scandi design, large range of seriously delicious dishes (warm and cold, all gluten free) was a definite hit with me.  During the week they serve breakfast/brunch (avocado on toast/pancakes/scrambled eggs) and it’s a shame they don’t offer this on the weekend, but my Saturday lunch there was sublime (highlight: the zucchini and cheddar fritters).  Watch out how much you pile on your plate though, it can add up quite quickly.

Ethos, Oxford Circus

Farm Girl – the trendy Notting Hill hot spot

Just off Portobello Road, this hidden away gem, with stunning design (still loving their dark green tiles), offers the ideal healthy brunch.  THeir berry pancakes are the dream, everyone raves about their BLT (expect smoked coconut is used instead of bacon), and you may catch a glimpse of the live in and adorable grey French Bulldog. While the service can be a bit haphazard, I think the food and atmosphere make up for it.

Farm Girl, Notting Hill

Little H – my trusted local

I love everything about Little H, from its quirky California-esque design, to its well-priced cold-pressed juices (£3.90 for a small, which isn’t that small) and delicious chia pots.  Even if it’s raining outside, stepping into this tiny space, with its friendly service and array of (healthy) delights on the counter, will cheer you up any day.  If you need something more substantial, you’ve got big sister Hally’s across the road, which also never lets you down.

Little H - Parsons Green

Andina – for a South American twist

Ceviche’s sister restaurant in East London but not be your obvious choice, but here they offer South American food with a healthy twist.  Expect lots of quinoa, super foods (the first time I tried Lucama was here), cold-pressed juices and more. For breakfast they offer ‘safe’ healthy options like avocados and eggs on sourdough, but you can also try their more original Huevos Q’apachana (poached eggs with spicy potato puree, spinach and mushrooms).

Andina

Snaps & Rye and Lundenwic – for your healthy Scandi fix

Both Snaps & Rye (Golborne Road) and Lundenwic (Covent Garden) are great options for healthy but delicious breakfasts and lunches.  While Lundenwic does a wonderful porridge for breakfast, and hearty soups, cold-pressed juices and good sandwiches for lunch, at Snaps & Rye you should really try their ‘smorrebrod’ offerings with fresh herring or cured salmon.  Superb.

Snaps & Rye, Notting Hill

Tanya’s Cafe – for the superfood cocktails

OK so being healthy doesn’t necessarily mean cutting out alcohol all together (I am not partaking in Dry January).  At Tanya’s Cafe you can have the best of both worlds: delicious, fresh, raw food and superfood cocktails.  My favourite was the combination of one of their raw cheesecakes (to die for) and one of their sugar free cocktails.

Tanya's Cafe, Chelsea

Good Life Eatery – the original healthy cafe

Having started in South ken, you can also find the Good Life Eatery in Marylebone, and news is that they will soon be opening in Belgravia.  Which is good news for everyone, because this cosy (if pricey) cafe offers your perfect healthy options.  I love their gluten free scones and brownies, and their juices are delicious too.

Good life Eatery

Apart from the above, the Detox Kitchen (who have just opened a new branch in Kingly Court), Nama, Crussh and Juice Baby are all great alternatives.

With all these options there’s no excuse not to at least try and be healthy this month!

Blog, South Africa

Mariana’s, Stanford – An authentic lunch on the Garden Route

December 27, 2015
Mariana's, Stanford

If it wasn’t for Jo, a South African friend of ours, we would never have found – or heard of – this place.  This is not a place splashed all over Conde Nast Traveller or on Instagram, like the South African big hitters The Test Kitchen or La Colombe.  In fairness it’s not comparable to those restaurants, and nor does it want to be.

It’s a bit of a secret, and while I’d like to keep it that way, this place deserves sharing.  Not that it really needs any promotion, it’s always fully booked and has a definite loyal local following.  It’s location on the Garden Route, in the sleepy ‘town’ of Stanford, means that it works brilliantly as a stopover for lunch if you’re driving to Hermanus (15 minutes) or even Cape Town (1.5 hours).

Mariana's, Stanford
In a country which has become famous for its food, Mariana’s more than holds its own.  It was our most authentic, most ‘local’ experience.  Nothing fancy, nothing flashy.  It’s like eating at someone’s house, and in fact that is exactly what it is.  Mariana and husband Peter run – and own – the show. Mariana is a well known chef in her own right, and you’ll find her permanently in the kitchen, while the charming Peter plays the host – he waiters and explains the menu with great care and joy.

Mariana's, Stanford

The best tables are outside on the shaded terrace, with views of the organic garden and the luscious green countryside and surrounding mountains.  The menu is all organic and locally sourced product, all straight from their garden.   We loved the duck with lentils, the salads and the creme brûlée to finish.

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When the bill came we simply couldn’t believe it.  One of the best lunches we had, two courses each, with a carafe of wine – and it came to less than £15.

Highly recommend it to anyone driving the stunning Garden Route, and also to those staying in Hermanus (where, apart from The Marine and Birkenhead House, the standard of restaurants is far lower – and more touristy, than the rest of the Garden Route).

Mariana’s (The Owl’s Barn)

11 Du Toit Street

Stanford

Open for lunch Thursday – Sunday

Pre-booking necessary: 028341027

Photo credit: Mariana’s and some are my own

Blog, Eat, London

Coba, Vietnamese BBQ dining in stylish setting

November 10, 2015
Coba, Kings Cross

Pho seems to have taken London by storm.  This Vietnamese broth, with noodles, herbs and meat is healthy and light and incredibly tasty.  But some places do it better than others.  The newly opened Coba is one of those places.

So the only negative thing to say about this place (I’ll just get it out of the way): it’s a bit of a mission to get to.  Yes, it’s near Kings Cross.  But it’s still a 15 – 20 minute walk, along York Way, but all the way down (towards Camden), past quite a few building sites.  It will seem like you’re walking completely in the wrong direction, but then it suddenly gets busier again and you’ll see more restaurants and bars and that’s where Coba is.

Coba, Kings Cross

Second thing to say is that it is so worth the walk.  You’ll realise that the minute you walk in.  Because the interiors are wonderful; simple but with lots of wood and copper (I am obsessed), and the lighting is very well done.   The staff will do their utmost to make sure you’re happy and are as friendly as their are enthusiastic (our waitress said practically every dish was her favourite and their ‘signature’ dish).

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I couldn’t fault the food.  The menu is succinct but you’ll want to try everything.  The starters were perhaps the best of it all – next time I return I may have all four as a main course.  The prawn toast was out of this world, and the summer rolls were some of the best I’ve had (and it’s hard to beat the Caphe ones) – so fresh.   But I was also incredibly happy with my main course: the beef wrapped in beetle leaf noodle salad is perfect if you’re looking for a healthy and light meal, full of flavour.   Jo had the pho – also the beef option – and considering she only realised she’d forgotten to add the spices half way through – it was delicious.
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And then to finish we opted for the carrot cake – a healthy (it seemed) take on it.  I loved it.

To drink we enjoyed their house wine, and Jo had one of their signature tea cocktails which was fantastic.  Their bar is beautiful and the barmen clearly skilled, so you can even just pop in for a drink and a starter.

Coba, Kings Cross

I passed the (also new) Greek Larder on the way there, so I’m going to try that next time, and Granary Square is not far if you want to try Caravan, the Grain Store or Dishoom.  Ultimately this part of London is so up and coming, with new restaurants and bars opening continually, that I’m sure soon its location will be a plus point, rather than a drawback.  Highly recommended.

Coba

244 York Way,

London N7 9AG

Photo credit: Coba

Amsterdam, Blog, Eat, Healthy

Pluk, Amsterdam – for the perfect healthy brunch

September 26, 2015
Pluk, Amsterdam

Pluk is one of those places which draws you in off the street.  A place so photogenic it will send the most expert of Instagrammers into a tizzy.  It looks good from every angle, with huge windows allowing lots of light in, bright white walls, vases spilling with beautiful flowers, and huge crates and baskets laden with fruit and vegetables.  It’s feminine and pretty, and makes you want to recreate the whole place at home.  It is exactly my kind of place, and possibly – dare I say it – one of my favourite cafes in Amsterdam.

Pluk, Amsterdam

So what is it?  It’s the place to come for a healthy brunch, but it’s also ideal for a take away sandwich, salad, coffee or juice (they have so many options).  Having been going through a health craze for close to two years, I’ve visited as many healthy cafes and restaurants in London as possible, and have always thought Amsterdam was fairly disappointing on that front.  But slowly but surely the health craze has reached Amsterdam, which is now reflected in the cafes, juice bars and restaurants which have opened in the past few year or two.  I love places like Lavinia’s, Dr Blend, Vinnie’s Deli and now Pluk.

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Pluk seems to have really nailed it though.  With seating upstairs on the mezzanine level overlooking the cafe, you can easily spend your whole morning here, watching people come in and out.  Have an energy booster shot to start, and work your way though salmon salads, cold-pressed juices and delicious coffees.

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It also sells pottery and trinkets, reminding me a little of Anthropologie.  And apart from that, it is in the heart of the ‘Nine Streets’, Amsterdam’s cutest little streets crossing the main ‘royal’ canals in the centre of town.  These streets are perfect for a weekend stroll, with so many great shops and other cafes and bars.  Pluk’s sister property Ree7, is a few doors down and looks just as inviting, with perhaps a slightly trendier, more masculine feel to it.  It’s another one of Amsterdam’s most popular brunch hangouts though, and is most definitely next on my list.

Pluk, Amsterdam

Pluk Amsterdam

Reestraat 19

1016 DM Amsterdam

Barcelona, Blog, Spain

Flax & Kale, Barcelona – EAT

August 26, 2015
Flax & Kale, Barcelona

I thought London had nailed healthy restaurants; The Good Life Eatery, Tanya’s Cafe and Farm Girl are all favourites of mine.  Until I went to Flax & Kale in Barcelona’s Raval district.  This is healthy eating to the maximum, but with beautiful New York inspired interiors.  London really has nothing like it.  This is a place you could potentially drag boyfriends to who despise the idea of kale or chia or quinoa, because as healthy as the menu is, it is varied.  And options like a tuna steak burger can’t be that offensive to those anti the eat-clean craze.

Flax & Kale, Barcelona

Don’t get me wrong.  This restaurant, the first ‘Flexitarian’ restaurant I’ve been to (Flexitarian meaning: a person who has a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat or fish), is most definitely not for those looking for a greasy fry up.  You almost feel lighter stepping inside the airy, high-ceilinged space, with a whole wall covered by a fridge full of cold-pressed juices (their ‘Vegan Vampire’ is fantastic, and is served with a chilled glass), baskets of fresh vegetables and fruit, and a counter full of spelt croissants and quinoa & blueberry muffins (after mine I am craving them).

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Admittedly, it is the ideal place for a girly brunch (minus the Bloody Marys).  Having said that, we saw children happily gobble up the salmon mini burgers (accompanied by sweet potato fries).  We enjoyed a range of salads (some more ‘out there’ than others), the presentation is original and colourful and while they don’t use refined sugar or much dairy the dishes were full of flavour.  I also tried the spelt ravioli with pumpkin puree which was so good (but with these things I always find the portions too small).

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Service is a bit hit and miss, but perhaps we were a fairly over-demanding group of English girls with bad (read: no) Spanish.  They also serve dinner (though no alcohol, apart from local beer), and weather permitting you can enjoy this on their lovely roof terrace.

Flax & Kale, Barcelona

Flax & Kale is the second restaurant in the Teresa Carles group, the first being a recommended vegetarian restaurant around the corner named after the owner Teresa Carles.  One on the list for next time.

Flax & Kale

Carrer dels Tallers 74

They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner (the latter two bookable).

Photos mostly mine

Blog, Eat, Healthy, London

Farm Girl Cafe, Notting Hill

August 17, 2015

London is (thankfully) not yet done with wonderful places to have a healthy but delicious brunch.

The Australia-inspired ‘Farm Girl’ cafe opened last month on Portobello Road in Notting Hill, by couple Rosie and Ant and their adorabe French Bull dog. A prime location but even better because it is set back from the touristy market road and even has its own little courtyard terrace. So it’s quiet. Tourists don’t really know it’s there, so it’s more a local thing.  Which is how I like it.

Farm Girl, Notting Hill

If healthy food isn’t really your thing then you probably won’t enjoy it here. Even the croissants are wholewheat.  They offer a club sandwich with bacon which actually isn’t bacon at all. It’s smoked coconut which tastes quite a lot like bacon. It’s their signature dish and it’s doing very well.

I went for the buckwheat berry and coconut pancakes. They are exactly what I try and make on the weekend and fail miserably at. These are so deliciously moorish I’d probably have them again and again.  Their salads are huge and zesty and their chicken dishes are very popular (when we went the chicken had run out).

Farm Girl, Notting Hill

Drinks are in the form of various juices, most of them with superfood powders like Lucama and Maca, or with almond butter and coconut. Or all mixed together: the Power smoothie.

Farm Girl, Notting Hill

I love the interiors of the place – the deep green and blue shiny tiles and wooden floors adding an elegance to the place. There is a large bar filled with plates of (healthy) pastries and bites.  Baskets of fruit hang from the walls.  There’s also a newspaper stand for those keen on reading the weekend papers.  This is my kind of place, and if you like Hally’s, the Good Life Eatery and Tanya’s Cafe, it may well be your kind of place too.

Farm Girl, Notting Hill

Farm Girl

59A Portobello Rd

Photos Farm Girl’s own

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