Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Coffee Break: Jaunty Goat, Chester

Jaunty latte.

I’ve lived in Chester for just under four months now and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t done that much exploring. My job isn’t city centre based so my local coffee joint is sadly the Starbucks concession in the nearby Holiday Inn. The sexy world of journalism eh?
But there’s one place I’ve always wanted to try and that’s the Jaunty Goat on Bridge Street, a cool and sophisticated coffee spot that’s supposed to offer the best coffee in the city.

I popped in yesterday afternoon and my first thought was: is a MacBook a prerequisite in here? Furnished with long communal, bronze effect tables and church-like bench seats, quirky wicker art all with a neutral ‘beachy’ and rose gold hue, this place looks like the kind of place you could really cram in the hours getting some work done or just catching up with friends. I’d use the word ‘hipster’ but I was sat there with my fake snakeskin boots, iPhone and writing a post for my tea blog, so I’m not really one to talk!

It is TOTALLY my kind of place.

Loving the colour scheme here.

The coffee itself is fantastic and they’ve got a great range of teas for you to try too. And the CAKE – wow, so many to choose from. Unfortunately after spending my morning at the gym at 6.30am I decided not to indulge on this occasion but I’m thinking it’s likely I’ll be rushing back here this weekend to make up for it.

The Jaunty Goat is described as Chester’s best coffee – I can definitely see why. 


Available to eat in or take away. For more information, visit their Facebook page here!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Coffee Break: Grindsmith Espresso and Brew Bar, Manchester

Coffee with Walter

Well that’s exactly what you can do at Grindsmith’s Manchester. Located right next to the Great Northern Warehouse on Deansgate, this little shop is ideal for a quick lunchtime break, with a good selection of cakes and sandwiches to snack on whilst your coffee brews. For a luxurious touch, look out for the coffee house’s golden tea spoons which are guaranteed to give you some serious cutlery envy. A great place for any Breaking Bad fan or quirky coffee lover.

Tea and coffee available to eat in or take away. For more information and locations, check out their website here!


Monday, 16 May 2016

The Coffee Break Comeback

Oh hello, you! How's everything going? 
Been for any good teas lately?

Sorry we've been a bit quiet of late, things have been a little hectic to say the least, but we're back now and excited to reboot.

First stop along the way will be Cloud 23 at the end of the month, but in the meantime we've decided to relaunch our coffee break feature, looking a little further beyond our traditional tea venues and hotels, into the world of the coffee shop.

Our jobs mean that we're often travelling around, but there's always time for a brew, so whether we're in Manchester, London or New York, we'll be sharing the very best of our coffee shop stops along the way.

We can't promise fancy photography every time, but we'll do our damndest to make sure our iPhone pictures stay as pretty as possible!

See you soon,
Laura & Caroline

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