Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Adventures of Notting Hill

Today a friend & I explored Notting Hill. We found a few treasures, they weren't particularly hidden but it was still good trying to find them. We'd done a little research although we've both previously been to Portabello Road before. We also exchanged tweets with the lovely @poppy_loves who definitely knows Notting Hill very well.


Bluebelles

We started off by trying to find Bluebelles of Portobello, (320 Portobello Road, W10 5RU) which is a lovely independent cafe, serving a selection of brunch dishes, sandwiches and tasty looking cakes, to be accompanied by the good coffee and tea choices on offer.
We opted for mozerella sandwiches, which came toasted. They were full to the brim with rocket, pesto and tomatoes and I believe balsamic dressing. Very tasty indeed.

Fresh mint tea & a cappuccino. I thought the prices were very reasonable at Bluebelles, £2.50 for a cappuccino and £4.50 for the mozzarella sandwich, which was massive. 

Pop (Popcorn Boutique)
We then explored a little bit more.. wandering back along Portobello Road, we were on the look out for Pop (@PopLondon) which you'll find at 5 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE. The website informs me it's a boutique. Yes you heard me correctly a Popcorn Boutique(!)

I have to say I've been swept up in the popcorn trend as of late, trying lots of different makes that you find on the supermarket shelves. But Pop offers something different: very different flavours that leave you wanting to try them all.. (highly addictive, once you try one you want to try them all). You'll find Pure Berry, bloody Mary, Lemon & Black Pepper flavoured popcorn amongst others.. Plus British Toffee & Sea Salt, which I personally went for.

The Boutique itself is very small, and offers a small selection of flavours of delicious popcorn. It's definitely worth a try especially for popcorn like you've probably never tasted before! It sounds like there is exciting things to come also...

Lakwatsa
Next door to Pop at Number 7 Blenheim Crescent, you'll find Lakwatsa. This is only the second time I've enjoyed Bubble Tea. Lakwatsa offers a huge range of flavours in fact I felt a little overwhelmed as I didn't know exactly what I was doing! However I ended up with a 'green apple' tea with jelly balls, (not the ones that burst in your mouth). It was very tasty, sweet & plenty of jelly balls. I couldn't actually manage them all.
I particularly liked the menu made up of scrabble pieces & also the swinging chair seats. :-)

Melt 

Melt is possibly the nicest chocolate shop I've ever set foot in... I'm not quite sure I've ever seen such a rainbow of macaroons before, and that's before you get the chocolate itself. If you need to find a present for somebody this could be the perfect place - it's a real treat with some rather hefty prices. But it's completely worth it. We had a shot of the hot chocolate drink available to buy. It was pure heaven. I picked up a few little bar, take note if paying by card you'll need to
spend £5.
A beautiful display gets me every time. I especially love the colour & coordination that Melt offers.
 
And here's my haul for the day.. (enough treats to see me through the week)!

Thank you for reading, I hope I may have inspired you for a little London Adventure soon! X


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  1. Wow, what a lot of lovely treats! Yum! :)

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    1. Ooh yes.. Lots and lots of treats! Hope your well x

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