Where to drink coffee in the City

Us city workers are absolutely coffee obsessed, and with 30,000 people commuting to the square mile every single day, itโ€™s possibly also the area of London most densely populated with coffee shops too. Yet despite the insane levels of coffee consumption, Iโ€™m shocked at the number of people who seem to go for Pret, Eat or worse.. Starbucks ๐Ÿ˜ฆ At least those with Pret coffees can argue its convenience (I do like their food and can see the impracticality of queuing twice) but I think Iโ€™d sooner drink coffee from our machine at work than Starbucks – it tastes so bad I simply cannot even begin to comprehend its apparent popularity. I suppose we can only hope that one day our coffee culture will even begin to start catching up with the likes of Australia..

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Ruby chocolate @ Artisan du Chocolat

It feels like everyone the food-loving world is talking about the newly unveiled ruby cocoa bean (and if you havenโ€™t heard of it, where have you been hiding!?). But if thereโ€™s one place to try it, it surely has to be at the chocolate heaven that is Artisan du Chocolat. Famed for their beautiful chocolates, innovative flavours and stunning packaging, rather than going crazy with marketing and advertising, they let the quality of their products do the talking. Last Friday I was lucky enough to go down and try their two newest launches – chocolate ice cream and their ruby chocolate bars. I was welcomed by Camila, the store manager – an absolutely lovely Brazilian woman who was almost as excited as me about the launch!

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Bake With Maria

If like me youโ€™re food obsessed but need an activity to occupy you between meals then look no further! I booked this class as a Christmas present to my mum, as I thought it would be something fun for us to do together. In all honestly I didnโ€™t know what to expect.. for all I knew it couldโ€™ve just been a time filler between breakfast and lunch! How wrong I was though – it was an incredible experience and one Iโ€™ll be repeating in the future for sure!

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