Floral Heaven| Saint Aymes Café

The Saint Aymes Cafe is currently one of the trendiest places in London and it’s all thanks to the work of sisters Michela & Lois Wilson that, inspired by the work of Wes Anderson and their Nana’s floral garden designed this cute paradise in the heart of London. I’ve visited this floral heaven on a very quiet day, I made sure it was a weekday so it’s not too overcrowded and I could taste their delicious treats and take all the photos I wanted.

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The café is located in Connaught Village and is only a short walk (approx. 10 mins) from Marble Arch.

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The decoration of the place is simply beautiful and if you’re loving the photos, I can tell you that once you’re there it’s even more stunning.

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My sister and I ordered pancakes with Nutella and a nice green tea, but I definitely need to come back to taste the unicorn latte.

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You can find more information, including opening times and Saint Aymes menu on Tripadvisor.

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My Lisbon Guide| Fábrica dos Sabores

There’s nothing better than taking a Spring break and head to Lisbon, where the weather is way warmer than in London. And you know what my visits to Lisbon mean, more suggestions of places to visit, but specially to eat.

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This is the first time I’ve been to Fábrica dos Sabores, an artisan bakery in the city centre. It was Sunday around noon on a very sunny day, which usually means that whenever you go, it will be full of people hanging around. Which makes it harder to find a table anywhere in the city.

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But I guess that’s how you prove if a place is good or not. If they can handle the pressure while delivering amazing service, than I’ll most certainly come back.

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Fábrica dos Sabores was full, but the staff was very effective and nice. They found us a table straight away and our food didn’t even take 10 minutes to arrive.

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I ordered a delicious Bagel with smoked Salmon. I wish I was still eating it right now. My sister went for a great beef burger and my mom tried the light Foccacia, which was quite big, so nothing light about that! And for dessert, I’ll let the photograph speak for itself.

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I had a few unfortunate experiences when it comes to restaurants and coffee places on my last visit to Lisbon, but I must say that this was definitely not one of them. Will go back very soon.

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Visit Fábrica dos Sabores’s page here.

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My Lisbon Guide| Nicolau Lisboa

This is currently one of the trendiest places in Lisbon. You’ll see plenty of bloggers and non-bloggers ordering their food while preparing their phones’ camera.

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The place is indeed very well decorated, especially their kitchen. I want one of those when I build my own house! Although, I didn’t enjoy the ambiance in general. I found the background music just too loud. People were chatting and they had to practically scream so they could be heard. Now imagine the noise when the whole cafe was completely crowded. There was even people outside waiting in a queue.

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Nicolau Lisboa is located in the centre of Lisbon and is perfect for an afternoon break after all the shopping in town. This is also one of the biggest reasons why it’s so hard to find a table even on a week day.

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Another reason why Nicolau is so famous is because they have a wonderful healthy menu. There’s plenty of choices, even though my recommendation is definitely their pancakes. Simply delicious! It took exactly 40 minutes for the waiter to give us ours, but I will look at it as a human mistake and give it a second chance next time I’m in Lisbon. Maybe a brunch next time?

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Visit Nicolau Lisboa’s page here.

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