Taking a step back

The month of May has arrived although all I can think about is June and how much will be happening when it finally arrives. So for the next few weeks the other half and I will be taking time to relax, put our feet up and take time to prepare for the madness before it all arrives. To find out what I will be up to take a look at my previous post which talks all about future activities and various shenanigans. 

Dominique Ansel bakery is one of the many coffee shops I plan to spend time in over the coming weeks, and as many of you will know from my twitter and instagram I love to travel around whenever possible to try new coffees shops, explore and see more of what's right on our doorstep. 

This is the perfect way to spend my days off in May as it means there's no pressures to spend lots of money, there's no one waiting on me to be somewhere by a particular time and there will be plenty of opportunities to start some new books and wonder around book stores. 

A few of our favourite locations from over the last few months that are perfect for cream tea, brunch or afternoon tea depending of what takes your fancy:

1. Dominique Ansel Bakery, London
2. The Florist, Bristol
3. Hundred Monkeys Cafe, Glastonbury
4. Coffee Barker, Cardiff
5. Lion Rock Tea Rooms, Cheddar Gorge
6. The Plan Cafe Bar, Cardiff
7. Crumbs & Doilies, London 
8. Cornish Bakery, Street

I would love to hear which coffee shops you have enjoyed visiting!

As always, until next time.



  1. I do love a nice little coffee shop. My favourite little brunch place is called Josie's, it's in my uni town of Winchester if you're ever down south. Their pancakes are something else! x

    Rachel | rachelemmablog.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I love finding a good coffee shop to just sit and chill or get a little bit of work done. I'm yet to find an amazing on near me though sadly x


  3. I wish I lived on the mainland so I could try a few of those out! I love little coffee shops too, we don’t seem to have enough of them in Northern Ireland!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  4. These sound amazing! One place I'd recommend is the Secret Tea Rooms in Soho they're so cute x

  5. I hardly go to coffee shops tbh! I have never heard of any of these but I will have a look out! I am boring and basic and my fave is just Costa or Cafe Nero!! xx

  6. I love Dominique Ansel Bakery! I have been there a few times already! their cronuts are amazing!

  7. This has encouraged me to go to the little coffee shops more, the atmosphere there is just something different.

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

  8. I love cafe hopping too! It’s a great environment to get some work done but also to relax as well. The local cafes are the best because sometimes they have a twist to a regular chai latte. One thing I want to do more in July is read books - I have such a long to be read list but haven’t really been putting an effort to tackle it.

    All cafes/coffee shops I’d recommend are on the other side of the globe haha - wish I could recommend some though!


  9. I went to the Dominique Ansel Bakery in London - it was so good. I'd love to go back! One of my favourites in London was The English Rose Cafe in Victoria - it was really quaint!

  10. Definitely want to pay Dominique Ansel Bakery a visit! Sounds lovely :)

    Emma | www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

  11. Ahh I love going to lots of different coffee shops and bakeries too! I'm making it my mission to go and read in little coffee shops this summer! Unfortunately we don't have many independent ones where I live - we're just swamped with Starbucks and Costa shops!
    Eva x


  12. I love discovering new and cosy coffee shops. They are always so relaxing and enjoyable, especially if you get a tasty cake too! Thank you for sharing this delightful place Alys! xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

  13. Always love going to a new café or coffee shop to have a catchup with friends!

    Claire xxx

  14. I think little cafes are the absolute best! I try to go every now and then, grab some tea and just read a book. It's a good way to get out of the house, read and occasionally people watch!

    Lex | The Lady on Lexington Street


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