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Tried and Tested Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Tried and Tested Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Finding a good coffee shop in Tokyo is easy. In a country where attention to detail and food are both taken seriously, finding craft coffee, with hand picked beans, perfectly roasted, and poured, (often not once but twice if the barista is not happy with the texture, colour or consistency of your coffee) is, if...
Cute food in Tokyo

Cute food in Tokyo

Part of my tokyo mission was to track down some of its famed cute food. When I lived in Japan about 7 years ago the cute packaging on beverages or bento boxes and getting a smiling kitty or bear in your ice cream sundae was such a normal occurrence that I sadly admit I took...
Bicycle Cafes Barcelona

Bicycle Cafes Barcelona

In Gracia alone there are not one but three bicycle themed restaurant-cafe-bars. Three! And that’s only in one small neighbourhood of Barcelona! There are plenty of other places where the bicycle can be stashed or stowed while you eat, or it’s spoked image is ubiquitous on the walls in the form of artwork or frame,...
Coffee Adventures in Copenhagen

Coffee Adventures in Copenhagen

Copenhagen might inspire a plethora of images in the minds of different people, from the fabled Little Mermaid basking on the rock overlooking the riverways to designer lightbulbs, furniture, and the world’s number one restaurant where they will serve you ants for dinner! A city of interconnected waterways and islands hugging a green coastline. Bridges...
Where to get a cup of coffee in Johannesburg, South Africa

Where to get a cup of coffee in Johannesburg, South Africa

A month or so ago I spent some time in Johannesburg visiting friends and family and got to know the city all over again. Unfortunately my family home was only stocked with decaf coffee and after a week of this, I needed a real coffee fix! Braamfontein has a hot number of little hideyholes for...
Eatstreet

Eatstreet

Organised by the local newspaper BCNmes, Eatstreet, what they lable as a Street food festival, has moved out into the open. Located this time outside the shiny new Encants market in the plaza Glories, I was hoping for a little more legroom to enjoy all the snacks and food sold by the ever popular pop...
Pintxos & Poble Sec

Pintxos & Poble Sec

This past week with my favourite friendly faces visiting Barcelona for a spot of eating and enjoying the summer time vibes in Barcelona, we headed out to Poble Sec. The first neighbourhood I lived in, in Barcelona, and the first place the besties came to stay with us. Needless to say it was fun to...
Mar de Cava

Mar de Cava

Last Saturday, we got up late, and with an urge to try something new, wandered down to have a look at Mar de Cava. By luck or chance, the cafe was open for its last day. From now on Mar de Cava will be focusing on its design objects and art and the cafe will...
Cafe Cometa vs Taranna

Cafe Cometa vs Taranna

This morning we did something different. Blame it on my not having gone grocery shopping in quite a while, or just as an excuse to get out of the house for something other than work, but breakfast needed to be had, and since we were right out of cereal and eggs, we hopped on the...
Let´s Eat: Tapas in Barcelona

Let´s Eat: Tapas in Barcelona

It’s the 7th edition of the the Estrella Tapas festival in Barcelona. The rules are easy. Pick a few bars or restaurants, and create your own “Tapas Crawl”. For 2.40 Euros you get the house speciality tapa and a bottle or glass of Estrella Beer. Each participating restaurant has a different tapa for you to...
Let's Eat: In Toto

Let’s Eat: In Toto

Another interior by Lazaro Rosa Violan, another restaurant. True to my word, I have been investigating the other places that the designer helped to create, and last week I visited Toto for lunch. Although decorated beautifully, the service good, it was rather expensive, and I wasn’t blown away in the same way as my experience...
A Few of my Favourite things

A Few of my Favourite things

Recently, perhaps due to long summer vacations, hot afternoons, and Europe calling, I have had a spate of people asking for recommendations on where to go and where or what to eat in Barcelona. I thought I would post up this list of my current favourite eateries and a couple of tips, in case you...