Sunday, Barnsbury, London

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Hidden-gem
Food: Exceeds expectations for a little local cafe
Service:  Generally good, but sometimes suffers when it’s busy at weekends
Presentation:  Love it; simple, old school charm; wood, flowers, paperweights
Ambience:  Weekends = buzzy.  Weekdays = relaxed.
Location: Snug in the heart of Barnsbury a few minutes walk from Caledonian Road & Liverpool Road and a few more from Upper Street
Value for money:  Portion and quality are spot on for the prices
Worth a visit?:  Absolutely, it’s become a go-to weekender for us

I’ve spent so long procrastinating and distracting myself from writing this post.  I’m not quite sure why, it should be one of the easiest posts to write as I absolutely adore Sunday.  Maybe a part of me doesn’t want to share the foodie love…

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Baker and Spice, Dubai Marina, Dubai

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Heaven
Food: Just what the foodie ordered – organic, locally sourced, fresh, homemade and mighty tasty!
Service: Friendly
Presentation:  Clean, simple and homely.  You don’t need fuss when the food speaks for itself
Ambience: Great hub for feasting with the family, or perhaps a romantic dinner overlooking the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains or the Marina and Yacht Club
Location: Two Downtown and a Marina location – that’s both ends of town covered and both have great views
Value for money: You pay for quality and ethically sound ingredients.  It’s no more expensive than any other cafe or bistros out there
Worth a visit?: Of course, it’s my favourite place to eat – a go-to time and time again

This is one seriously overdue post…

P1070901I LOVE Baker & Spice.

It’s officially my favourite place to eat anywhere in the world right now.

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Cocoon Cafe, Colombo, Sri Lanka

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Gem
Food:  Small menu of freshly made snacks, toasted sandwiches, salads, cakes and biccies
Service:  Laid back with a big friendly smile!
Presentation:  Casual cool, homely and a dash of quirkiness
Ambience:  Perfect little oasis to meet up & chat as you escape the heat & crazy streets of Colombo
Location:  Nestled amongst houses in the wide leafy streets of Colombo 7, close to the National Museum
Value for money:  Yep, nothings going to break the bank here, it’s Sri Lanka after all…unless you venture into the cafe’s sister furnishing’s shop next door, seriously beautiful stuff, dangerous!
Worth a visit?:  Of course, why would you want to miss out on this little gem in the hustle and bustle of Colombo?

Cocoon is a chic little café attached to the furnishings shop of the same name nestled in the super nice Cinnamon Garden in Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.  Cocoon Cafe was one of the first places we stumbled upon as we set out to explore Colombo…and we came back every day to refuel before we hit the busy streets of this tropical city.

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