CoffeeWorks on Blackfriars road is my happy place. I spent a long time cycling past it on my way to uni before I actually went in. When I finally got my size 5 feet through the door I was kicking myself, wondering why the hell I’d left it so long.
There are five reasons I love this place.
- The coffee is amazing.
- The food on offer is incredible and they do dairy and gluten free.
- Their chilli hot chocolate.
- The architecture of the building. It’s beautiful and lets in so much light.
- The staff. They’re super friendly and happy to let you sit there working all afternoon.
I had a meeting on Tuesday so I picked this spot to settle some business.
I’ve been trying to detox a little after a bit of a heavy week and weekend on gin cocktails and glasses of red, so I went for a fresh mint tea and avoided the coffee. To eat I went for a coconut, pomegranite and chai seed breakfast pot. I could live on this stuff, it was like a guilt-free rice pudding, I was heart broken when it came to an end.
I’d dressed up for the meeting and didn’t feel out of place since it was a business area. Lot’s of men stopping by in suits and women in pencil skirts for their mid-morning coffee.
I wore my black and white gingham top tucked into my red leather skirt. Gingham is set to be just about everywhere next season and I love it. It’s a really nostalgic pattern, it reminds me of table cloths in fairytales, my teenage bedroom and the high school uniform worn on Home and Away.
A red leather skirt can be a bit of a no-go for some people and I can see why, if you get it wrong you can end up looking like your Cat Slaters other long-lost daughter. I think the matt finish to this one keeps it classy and as long as it’s paired with a jumper or cute shirt it’s fine, the Eastenders casting company won’t come knocking.
Until next time, peace and kisses
Outfit – Red Skirt, Topshop £35, Shoes, Topshop £69, Gingham Shirt, Topshop £32