Taking a break in London

“Was, schon wiiiiiiiiieder Kaffee?” (“Coffee agaaaain?”) – This or similar was my reaction as a child when my parents wanted to take a break in a coffee place during traveling. A popsicle on the run was enough to keep me going most of the time (outside meal hours) and there was always so much more to explore. So why take the time and sit down?

London | www.strudelandcream.com

By now I can relate to the frequent coffee breaks (for me it might be a tea break) while traveling – not only to stretch the legs but also to try typical sweets and snacks.

London | www.strudelandcream.com

Tired from walking around or from watching the changing of the guards at Buckingham palace, take a step out of the hustle into St. James’s Park. You can relax in green and white deck chairs on the lawn or you can hit the Inn in the Park. A nice place to stop for an afternoon tea or coffee plus a sweet snack or even for a hot meal (in the self-serve area or served seating). Watch the squirrels (or other park strollers) pass by from the wooden terrace.

The Inn in the Park, London | www.strudelandcream.com

Being in London, one must stop for me was Peggy Porschen‘s Parlour, who is known for her elegant bespoke cake design. Her imperium includes a nice little boutique cafe in Belgravia (116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ) serving cup cakes and layer cakes. Little is definitely not an understatement. I counted three tables inside, grabbed the only free one and happily treated myself to delicious cup cakes and tea for breakfast.

Peggy Porschen Parlour, London | www.strudelandcream.com

Peggy Porschen Parlour, London | www.strudelandcream.com

What are your favourite coffee places in London?

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