3 breakfast spots to try in London

During summer I always go back to London for a few weeks, where my days are filled with exploring new quaint stores and restaurants. One of my favourite things to do during summer is to wake up early and go out for breakfast. In case you didn’t know, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, so I’m always down to try new places. London is home to some of my favourite breakfast spots in the world, and in this blog post, I’m going to share 3 that I think you should try.

Granger & Co

Granger & Co have a few locations around London, but I’ve only ever visited the Notting Hill one. It’s one of the most popular breakfast spots in Notting Hill, so be sure to get there early if you don’t want to wait in line! All of the items on their menu are so fresh, and they have a lot of imaginative options. My all-time favourite, is their ricotta hotcakes, I’m drooling just thinking about them right now.

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Andina Bakery

My family and I discovered Andina this summer, and we fell in love. Andina is also located in Notting Hill (although they do have other locations). It’s filled with the smell of freshly baked bread, and they display all of their baked goods on the counter, they look so inviting, you can’t help but try one. What I like about Andina is that their food is different from your regular breakfast options; they have a Peruvian inspired menu, and some of my favourite options are their corn cake and their artichoke and swiss chard pie, they’re so good! Whatever you order off the menu at Andina, you can see it being baked right in front of your eyes.

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Farm Girl Cafe

Farm Girl Cafe is one of my go-to breakfast spots. Their light and fresh breakfast menu is perfect for the summer, but their wide array of lattes, such as the matcha latte, rose latte, charcoal latte etc… are the perfect fix for a cold autumn day. I’m slowly making my way through their drinks menu (my goal is to one day try them all!) and I would strongly recommend the charcoal and matcha lattes! I’ve visited their cafes in Notting Hill and on Carnaby street and I love them both. Be sure to try one of their smoothie bowls, or their avocado toast topped with strawberries!

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Those are three of my favourite breakfast cafes in London! Be sure to let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these, and what your recommendations are!

See you next week,

Little Miss Expat

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Reconnecting With Nature – Fruit Picking

Hey everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous week, however you spent it! I went back to school this week, and to say the least… it was hectic. I wanted to upload a more lighthearted and fun post today for you guys, which is why I’m going to be sharing one of my favourite summer activities in this post.

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When I was younger and I lived in England, during the summertime I always used to go fruit picking with my family. And it’s one of those memories that I remembered absolutely loving. So, last summer I found a pick your own farm and hauled my family out there for my birthday, I even wrote about it here. And this summer I couldn’t resist going back there!

Part of the reason I wanted to write about fruit picking again, even though I wrote about it last year, is because I had a completely different experience! This summer when I visited the farm, I truly just enjoyed spending time outside in the sun, walking through the rows of berries, and being with my family. It’s such a lovely thing to do, and it just makes you fall in love with nature all over again.

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I’m not saying, go find a farm and pick some fruit wherever you are! No, but I would recommend getting outside and connecting with nature, whatever time of year it is, and wherever you are in the world. There’s something calming about being outside, being surrounding by something that’s purely… natural. In this world we live in, where everything is always so fast-paced, sometimes you need to take a step back, breathe, and reconnect with nature.

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Here are some photos of my day at the farm, I hope you enjoy them! This post was a little more lighthearted and fun, so I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments what your favourite way to connect with nature is and where in the world you live!

See you next week!

Little Miss Expat

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3 Eateries in London You Have To Try This Spring

Hey guys!

So as you might have seen, I went back to London during Spring Break, and even though I was stressing out about my upcoming exams, I still managed to get out the house and find some really amazing places. If you’re familiar with my blog, you’ll know that I pride myself on finding new and exciting places to visit, ones that aren’t super ‘touristy’ and busy. So that’s just what I did during this trip, I mean these places aren’t exactly secret, but hopefully some of these are new to you, and you can visit them this spring.

Farm Girl Cafe & Notting Hill

My favourite breakfast spot this spring was Farm Girl Cafe, I discovered it for the first time this break, and it is AMAZING. They have a few locations, but we visited the one in Notting Hill. It gets filled pretty quickly, so head out early if you want to get a seat. It has a really cozy and pretty interior, and the food is really great. One of the things I love about Farm Girl Cafe is the drinks they have, they have matcha lattes (my fave), a rose latte, and charcoal lattes (just to name a few). After eating breakfast, you can walk around Notting Hill while you digest your breakfast. There are streets filled with coloured houses and lots of different quirky shops.

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Buongiorno e Buonasera 

I stumbled across this little restaurant one day in Baker Street, and I love it. It’s a little Italian restaurant that makes your pizza fresh for you. They have a special kind of dough they use that’s is extra light and delicious, and their desserts taste so good!!

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Yeotown Kitchen

We just happened to walk into this cafe by chance, and they have really great smoothies! It’s on Chiltern Street, around Marylebone which has a lot of great little shops and is one of my favourite places to visit in spring and summer.

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Those are a few of my favourite spring spots that I think you guys would love!! Let me know if you’ve been to any of them, and if you have any recommendations for me.

See you next week,

Little Miss Expat

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Secret Spots of London – In Love with London’s Lavender Fields

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So I went back to school this week, like most students in Dubai. And let’s just say I miss summer!!! Don’t get me wrong, I actually really enjoy school but I can not believe how quickly this summer went. So I thought that I would share one of the best parts of my summer with you because let’s be real here, we all need some cheering up right now.

So as you know I traveled a lot this summer, but I spent the majority of my break back home in London. Before I went away a friend in Dubai told me about these beautiful lavender fields just outside of London, and I just knew I had to go!

We went at the beginning of July when the lavender was in full bloom. The drive down was peaceful, as we drove down the country lanes listening to music and chatting. I can tell you that, once we caught our first glimpse of the fields we were speechless. I’ve never seen anything like it before. A field for as long as the eye can see covered in a blanket of violet and the aroma of lavender hangs in the air like you’re in a huge outdoor spa.

I think it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in my whole life! There’s a small lavender nursery, shop, and cafe to the side of the field where we bought some presents for friends and these amazing lavender shortbread cookies.

The field allows you to take photos and even has a red telephone box right in the middle to add that extra ‘London vibe’ to your pictures. However, you do have to pay extra if you bring in a professional photographer. If you are interested these are the lavender fields we visited. It was a really amazing day out for the summertime and something different that you don’t get to see all the time. I would really recommend it to anyone looking for something to do next summer.

Let me know how your first week of school went? And if you have ever visited a lavender field?

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