Coffee & Cafe Shop Love


....there aren't many things nicer than spending a couple of hours in a cosy coffee shop on a Saturday afternoon in October or November

it's a refuge, a sanctuary, a home, a happy place....

reading a good book or newspaper
alone or catching up with friends
inhaling the coffee & cooking aromas
windows steaming up inside
ordering more than one coffee
soup & homemade bread
watching the world go by

My local coffee shop  - Nyborg's - is owned by two Danish friends and, happily for me, ticks all of the above boxes. It's small but perfectly formed. 
They serve Monmouth coffee, the best coffee in London & bake on the premises each day.
Go there at about 9.30am each day and you can get cinnamon bread, fresh & warm from the oven....some day it's the only way to start the day.

Sometimes the coffee chains - Starbucks or Caffe Nero - will do but it's the individual coffee places that draw you back time after time with their character & charm.
















14 comments:

  1. I am always seeking out small independent coffee shops that have a certain charm and great coffee - I usually meet up with a girlfriend who shares my love for the same! Loving all of these charming photos of the cafes! They have always been my refuge! Happy weekend! xxoo

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  2. This made me want to spend the day in a coffee place like these just relaxing and reading. I wish I could (all we have around here is Starbucks and I have a to do list a mile long!) Enjoy your weekend!!

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  3. I am bookmarking this post. I have always dreamed of owning a shop like this.....soooo beautiful and what fun!

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  4. i agree, I'd much rather visit a small quirky and funky coffee place than join the queue at one of the chains. My local always puts a different design on my flat white each time, he once did a teddy bear on a surfboard and yesterday he wrote my name "Rebecca" on it...you don't get that at starbucks!
    Bec x

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  5. Ah, I think I could smell the aroma of steamy coffee from your post.
    Old book stores and funky coffee shops are my heaven.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

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  6. Going on what Leslie said - independent coffee shops and book shops are the greatest - even better is a coffee shop that sells books! It's what I always imagined I'd own!

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  7. Looks so beautiful. And that wall of books! I so wish I had a hang-out like that close by. You are lucky!xcat

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  8. What a fabulous place. Our local coffee shops are very small country affairs compared to that!

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  9. Coffee shops ARE the best! Ours in Santa Cruz isn't your typical coffee shop - it's rather "beachy"! Surf City Coffee. . .

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  10. Your coffee bar sounds perfect. Where I live in Portland Oregon there are so many fabulous coffee bars, many with their own coffee blends and award winning 'Baristas'. I think I could find new one every week!

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  11. a good coffee shop or cafe will always make me so happy. sydney takes its coffee super seriously which i loveee! i never realised how good the cappuccinos are here in sydney until i moved to london and went to too many starbucks or neros. I love them for their convenience, but i think they suck so badly at the same time haha! there's not that same issue here though because there's like 3 starbucks in the whole country (20 realistically i think haha). i love coffee!

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  13. One of the greatest joys in my life is having the time to just sit in my favorite coffee shops, enjoying amazing coffee and a great book. It's even better when I get to share those little moments with friends.

    Thanks for sharing this with us...
    Have a beautiful day.

    XoXo
    wildmagnolia9.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh this place looks fabulous !!!
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