Yesterday saw a visit to Tried & True, you can find out more about them here. I love the ethos. Good coffee and good food. This place is heaving of a weekend morning for breakfast, the most important meal of the day, of course! I'm yet to experience the pleasure of breakfast here. But it's bound to be a worthy wait.
Yesterday saw a coffee or two being brought to the table along with a babychino accompanied with a mountain of marshmallows! "A double espresso?" the guy joked.. Placing the babyccino (or fluffy, as they like to call it) in front of the 3 year old. Okay she didn't quite get the joke, but it's this friendly kind of service that makes such a difference.
And that's why I'd prefer to support independent local establishments.
In Putney we're quite spoilt for independent coffee shops. Most of which seem to appear in 'The London Coffee Guide'. I only have the 2012 edition and I'm sincerely hoping Tried & True feature in the latest edition(s). I believe it is.
Upon departing, we were even offered some pastries to take away. Otherwise they would just end up being wasted. I guess there's only so many the staff can manage.. We politely obliged. Well that was breakfast this morning sorted. Waste not want not and all that.
Once again the friendly customer service out weighs anything you'd often find in a chain.
So I ask myself a question why do I sometimes find myself straying into a large chain coffee shop...?
You can read more about my visit to The London Coffee Festival here.
I still love my little tote. :-) Thanks for reading.