Saturday, 29 September 2012

Little Secret #9 – BB Bakery County Hall

The BB Bakery County Hall is the new addition to busy Covent Garden which definitely catches your eye from outside and invites you to spend some time in a totally Parisian café.

The meringue towers just by the entrance are literally pieces of culinary art and are a great hint of what to expect inside. The overall style and atmosphere is french; with the Jacques Garcia chairs alongside dark wooden tables and old style china which give a very french heritage style. Even the staff, who almost all were french, were wearing a color coordinated pink outfit which resembled Marie Antoinette's maids
The variety of patisserie is amazing, such that it is almost impossible to decide which one to try. From amazing eclairs to soft delicious macaroons and cupcakes which can travel you to Paris in a bite.
Our pick of the day the amazing meringue lemon tart which had the perfect balance between the sourness of the lemons and the sweetness of the heavenly meringue. 
If you want to mentally travel to Paris and see the "Meringue Tower" then BB Bakery is the place to be...
BB Bakery County Hall 
6-7 Chandos Place, London , WC2N 4HU
0044 20 7836 6588

Monday, 10 September 2012

Little Secret #8 – Kaffeine

Who said that Kaffeine is only about caffeine. This Australian/New Zeland owned coffee place has lots more to offer from just great quality Square Mile coffee. An independent coffee place located literally 4-5 minutes away from Oxford Circus which has set the bar high for high quality coffee in Fitzrovia. 

Apart from great coffee a mixture of sweet and savoury treats is prepared daily by the friendly staff. The sandwich and salad ingredients change regularly to reflect the different seasons and provide a variety of options whilst showing the owners' passion for fresh quality vegetables and cheese. The menu changes weekly which means you will never get bored and will always have something new to try.   
The interior is very simple, exposed brick walls, tall tables with wooden stools and wooden crates which are put together to create tables and chairs. The outside area welcomes anyone who is keen to enjoy a nice iced latte in the sun. 
Our pick of the day is the blackboard located outside Kaffeine which always has a smart message to share with the by-passers and surely intrigues them to get in and try the coffee.  
Kaffeine is also the winner of the 2010 Allegra Best Independent Cafe Europe award. If the coffee experts rate it this high maybe you should see if you agree with them and if Kaffeine's coffee can make you a morning person...

66 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7QJ

0044 20 7580 6755