Dunkin’ Donuts – Powis Street

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As we’ve done Krispy Kreme it only seemed fair to try their opposition, this one is in Woolwich and we live close by so no effort required, although I would say worth the effort if you fancy somewhere a bit different.

I had a decaf latte and a white chocolate donut, Kerry had a white coffee and a caramel ring donut. The choice of donuts was sufficient for all tastes, and they also offer bagels and savoury food. Total for that was £4.98, which is ridiculously cheap, they have various offers so that probably didn’t hurt.

I found the latte to be adequate, nothing extraordinary but easily drinkable. I enjoyed the donut, no where near as eye meltingly sweet as Krispy Kreme, nice amount of white chocolate in the middle and the icing kept dropping off so chasing it kept me going.

Kerry enjoyed her coffee, no Americano option she says, may try cappuccino next time though. Her donut was okay, she didn’t feel 100% so not sure if she just wasn’t in the mood for it.

The place itself was nice and clean, not busy but a constant supply of customers. Staff were friendly too. Would be happy to visit again, can add stamps to the loyalty card too. And if you fill in a quick survey with code for receipt you get free donut with next coffee!

Rhubarb – Fenchurch Street

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First off this is not on Fenchurch street, but above it – 35 floors to be precise – in the Walkie Talkie building. You cannot just turn up, you have to book a ticket, which is free but stops it getting mega busy I guess. Once through security and up the lift we were in heaven!

I saw the coffee bar immediately, but the view took precedence. You can stroll around for as long as you like, we spent ages looking out at the different famous buildings, then looking for more personal places (like where we work, sad I know), Kerry also enjoyed the garden – reportedly the highest botanical garden in London.

Then we went for a coffee. I expected prices to be as high a the location, but we paid £10.50 for a decaf latte, cortado and 2 muffins, Kerry went blueberry whilst I opted for raspberry. The selection of food and drinks was very good (fully stocked bar too) but the food could have been labelled.

The latte looked amazing, such a cool glass (which Kerry wanted to “borrow” but fortunately the table was cleared before she had the chance), and tasted even better, superbly smooth and not mouth scarringly hot as it can be in some places. Kerry’s cortado was really nice, very smooth too, not as happy that her’s came in a normal cup as opposed to a cool glass. She wasn’t too impressed with the food, she wanted things labelled as it was busy and asking what everything was would annoy those behind us and make us look daft! Also she didn’t enjoy the top of her muffin which was crunchy, but I enjoyed it on her behalf.

Kerry was not to happy that draped over the seats were reindeer skins,I was more concerned at the comfy looking sofa was in fact solid wood! An amazing place which is well worth a trip, booking the ticket was no hassle.

Tap Coffee – Rathbone Place

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No name on the outside of this place, and as I cannot count I nearly ended up in a much less interesting looking place! Fortunately Alice (niece) is more intelligent, it was her choice and she chose well.

For a Saturday lunchtime it was almost empty, which felt wrong really, but nice as could talk normally. Alice had a latte and a beef and horseradish sandwich whilst I had a decaf skinny latte and a pain au chocolate. Coffee was a little slow to arrive but there was only one girl serving ans we were not in a rush anyway.

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Both agree that the coffee was very nice, they had different sorts to choose from but we are not that skilled to know what to choose so just got whatever we were give, very nice whatever. Added a little sugar just to take the edge off and then it went down a bit too quickly, could have easily drank a cup double the size.

Alice’s sandwich was amazing. My pain of chocolate was very good, so soft and fresh, and huge! I often feel like I need two to fill me up but not this time.

The place itself has very simple and oozed effortless cool, interesting light fittings, and old fashioned and cool spoons, but without tipping over into being the sort of place just must wear a beard to enter. A few much hipper people did come in but we didn’t feel out of place as were there first.

I will be going again, will look to take Kerry to one of their other establishments at some stage to see if they are as good!

Always good to see a bike, they had once outside advertising their goods.
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