One of life’s pleasures for me, and for many of you out there, is finding a favourite café to sit in. What makes it a favourite can depend on many things – location, the coffee, the food, the staff. For me it is somewhere where you don’t feel rushed, and to sit for half an hour reading is perfectly acceptable. As many regular readers know, one of my favourite places to go is Squirrel. There is something about this place that I really like, and not just the toasts and the fact that they fill up my teapot with more hot water without me even having to ask.
Squirrel was two years old on Saturday, so I made a point of going for my re-Pilates visit. The sun was shining, and I had a glorious walk along the waterfront to get there. The doorway was decorated with a shiny streamer curtain, and there was quite a festive air in the place.
There were party hats and balloons, doughnuts on offer, staff dressed for the occasion, and of course, the usual flowers on every table. I was there early, but the place was already buzzing, which was lovely to see. In fact, I couldn’t get my favourite table, but what did that matter?
I ordered my tea and a smoked salmon toast which came piled high with microgreens, and sat and read until it was time to walk to Pilates. For a lot of you, going to a café is probably not yet possible, so I hope you have enjoyed this little visit to one of my favourite places in town.
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