This is a new little coffee shop in the Hockley area, we are not 100% certain on the name, as the window has Natural Kitchen on it, the business card’s say Edin’s, and inside it seem to point to both being stuck together. (When post was written it was called Edin’s Natural Kitchen – but has since been rebranded so post was updated).
My first impression was ‘wow’ as inside it feels very continental without feeling hip. The counter is small but contains a lot of choice, I opted for a decaf latte and a chocolate tart whilst Kerry went for a white Americano, £6.80 in total. There was a wide range of savoury and sweet delights to eat in and also a selections of breads to take away.
Once the order was placed we set down at one of the outside tables and was served within a few minutes. The coffee was lovely, very smooth and frothy. The chocolate tart was very nice too, a good size and very fresh, the chocolate mouse was not too gooey to be sickly and not so hard to be more like a biscuit. Kerry’s coffee was okay, she wasn’t too impressed at the size but we went for regular so another time we may request a large.
She wasn’t impressed with the place though, felt too warm for her inside and although there was a large choice of food there was nothing she fancied and a lot of it was not labelled so I can see her point there. They also didn’t ask whether she wanted cold milk or hot, but were quick to make a swap when warm was brought out.
I like the place though, I prefer the mis-matched style and relaxed atmosphere. It could be a place I only get to go to alone, unless I can bribe her with some of the fresh breads at some stage.