I’m trying to have it as a rule that I eat breakfast out on Saturdays. During the week I’m always in a hurry – I only have time to quickly eat porridge with berries and to buy a take away coffee at La Moka. But Saturday morning is finally the time to enjoy the most important meal of the day. We usually go to Jack’s at Junction for ‘Eggs Benedict’ or ‘Eggs Florentine’, but most of the time you have to stand in a queue… I had never queued for a breakfast in my life before I moved to London. Shortly after I got here I realized sometimes it really worth spending 15-20 minutes to enjoy a delicious meal. Queuing in England is like doing sports: there are certain rules, everybody knows what they are supposed to do and you can get ‘punished’ for breaking those unwritten regulations. Lol.  Even though the food is super delicious at Jack’s, last time we went to the coffee shop called Birdhouse. I went there a few times and always found it busy and this made me want to go there even more.  It’s just next to Story Coffee that makes it impossible to leave…

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There are several little things that can make those early mornings more pleasant. For me, the first is not to oversleep and to wake up with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. And given that at the moment I don’t have either a coffee grinder or a coffee machine, I have to rely on the coffee at the office. The story today is about what I believe in – that coming out of your comfort zone will pay off one day and why. There are different ways to get to the place where I work in Chelsea and I used to stick religiously to one route only. It was very convenient and I never thought about which way to go every morning because it was always the same. But one morning I decided to try another route, even though it seemed to be longer. And guess what. I found a very small local coffee shop that brews great coffee! When I’m lazy to cook breakfast at home, I just leave a bit early and go to La Moka. As I mentioned, it’s super tiny but there are three tables outside and they are often busy. I have never seen this…

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This coffee shop has everything I like: big windows along the walls, a corner location, minimalistic interior design and not so many people. I was actually quite surprised to see only one person there on Saturday morning. Most coffee shops open till 5 or 6 pm and usually they are very crowded at the weekends. Very typical for London. Every time I want to try a green coffee but end up ordering flat white. Luckily, I wasn’t disappointed at all, their coffee is to high standard. Lounge music is playing that makes me want to stay there all day. I am always curious who is that person who picks these tracks for coffee shops. I would buy an album if there was such. Sometimes I feel like a blond girl when using Shazam to save a song I like. I take my seat to sign postcards ( I like to send them to my friends from places I visit) and to read about a coffee festival in Shoreditch where I could not get in unfortunately.  Well, why couldn’t. I got there by the midday, looked at that half a kilometre line and decided to go to VIP entrance for £18…

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