One of my favourite places to hang out is Melrose Arch, an artsy precinct with cute restaurants, coffee shops, fashion boutiques, retail stores and amazing apartments, reminding me a little of Block 338 in Bahrain.
The Starbucks here has a cute vibe; the material palette, decor and lighting works so well together. I particularly loved the wooden seats outside. I make a habit to consciously collect pictures of inspiration just in case, so in the future I can execute the ideas in my spaces.
I didn’t experiment much with my food choices as I just wanted a coffee and a cute backdrop to take pictures. Had a cappuccino with almond milk, and some delicious chocolate and lavender macaroons.
Feeling so fulfilled typing this out, I just love it when I start my week off inspired.
It’s a beautiful day!
I bet everyone is as grateful as I am for the long weekend, happy belated Jamhuri day fellow Kenyans!
I’m barely feeling this weekend though, it’s like the week went on. With exams and projects and all, you know? Best of luck to all sitting for their exams 🙂
Coffee shops have this effect on me I can’t really put fully into words.
The smell of coffee, the ambience, the artwork and the distant sound of the coffee machine frothing up the milk or shooting(?) steam(you know the sound I’m talking about lol). Lovers holding hands and looking longingly at each other, friends laughing and having a good time. Coffee shops are happy places 🙂
The Java House chain is easily my favourite. Recently, they have been rolling out new branches all over the city. They really are taking over the coffee business in Kenya guys!
A friend and I decided to try the new one at Clyde House, opposite Nation Centre. It has ample seating space, their ground floor can seat at least twenty and the first floor can seat probably fifty more. It also has a balcony/ terrace space that has a few tables for three / two that overlooks Kimathi Street. It got a little breezy up there so carry a sweater just in case 🙂
I had the Homefries Heaven (420 Ksh). with a single cappuccino (200 Ksh)., and my friend had pancakes (440 Ksh I think). and the Malindi Macchiato (can’t remember how much but not more than 250 Ksh).
She let me taste her macchiato and the next time I go to Java, I will definitely order this drink! It was so good, had some chocolate syrup and cinnamon sprinkled on top I’m even slightly drooling as I type this out.
The prices are pretty affordable too, so treat yourself sometime 🙂
Here are a few pictures of what our breakfast scene looked like.
Have a beautiful weekend all!