One of my favorite things to do while traveling is really get to know the area that my flat is located in, mainly by getting purposely lost and popping into any coffee shop I may find. I discovered a few great places here in Shoreditch.

timberyard-1Timberyard is located just a few minutes from me and has amazing espresso. I get americanos, which are as close to brewed coffees as I can find sometimes.

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timberyard-2I ordered their cheesecake brownie, topped with berries, and I couldn’t stop myself from eating the entire thing in under 4 minutes.

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DF9A7618-2Another space with a cool vibe– Slate Coffee on Curtain Road. I need to come back and try one of their sandwiches– the Slate BLAT is too tempting.

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slateDelicious brewed ice coffee.

DF9A7622-2Insane, amazing, life changing banana bread. Toasted with butter, not too heavy or dense– ideal loaf consistency.

tramshed-2Bonus: not a cafe, but I had a great dinner at Tramshed. The restaurant is a bit trendy, complete with a gallery in the basement. The Damien Hirst installation rounds out the whole vibe. Their food, though, is on par with the decor. This whole roast chicken was out of this world. We devoured it, only bones left. We also ate a yorkshire pudding with chicken patê starter (not pictured, eaten too quickly) that was one of the tastiest things I’ve ever had. This place is a MUST if you come to the area.


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