Although tea and coffee are quite easily available at home, sometimes they taste better out of the house.
I’m very much a homebody. I like my house, and I have everything I need in there to keep me happy. Often there’s nothing I love more than pouring a fresh pot of tea and snuggling down on my sofa to enjoy it in the peace and quiet, or the solitude of my morning coffee before everyone else is awake. Sometimes though, I need to venture outside.
For me, I think one of the simplest joys and most wonderful things is discovering places that feel like home, outside of your home. Somewhere you can go to relax, or think, or just sit down and drink a cup of tea. Wonderfully, we’ve found that haven in the cafe round the corner.
A tranquil spot with the gentle buzz of chatter and whirring of coffee grinders, yet somewhere quiet enough to work, write and think. A simple food menu with exactly what you need, sourdough toast and jam to keep you going through a busy afternoon, and fresh chamomile tea to calm the nerves. A cosy place to sit down with someone and recount the stories of your day, yet comforting enough to sit alone if you need to.
It may be just a cafe, but I’m grateful to have found a lovely little place to be. Where to you go when you want to step out for some peace and quiet?