Petitbo – Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in Europe. I love the quirkiness, the independent restaurants and cafes, the artsy vibe, the liveliness, the food, the sun, the drinks, the markets – just everything.

Renata and I went for a weekend away recently and we went for breakfast at Petitbo. It is a very cool-speakeasy-warehouse-type vibe with its mismatched chairs and comfy couches in the corner.

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We started off with some coffee and breakfast. I went for the scrambled eggs with jamon (the intensely flavoured Spanish ham) which came with homemade sourdough bread and Renata went for the porridge. The food was perfect and what a great way to start our first day in Barcelona. We finished the meal with fresh juices that we took away with us.

Good food, good drinks, chilled out vibe. If you are looking for a breakfast spot in Barcelona – I’d definitely recommend this one.

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Zefi – South Kensington, London

20150802_162048One Sunday afternoon Renata and I decided to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum as we had never been before. After walking around a couple exhibitions we built up quite theย appetite and decided to go to Jaks on Walton Street, but stumbled upon their other cafe Zefi. From the outside we could see that they had a garden in the back and it was a glorious sunny day, so we had to go and sit out there.

Beautiful fresh smells came from the garden where there were tomatoes and other vegetables, herbs and flowers growing.20150802_162030 You order from the counter inside. They have a few main savoury dishes, salads, pastries and cakes that they make each day. They also make smoothies, frozen yoghurts, fresh juices and then teas and coffees.

Fresh on the counter that Sunday were a Spinach and Feta Filo Pastry and a Salmon and Broccoli Lasagne, so Renata had the Filo Pastry and I had the Lasagne with a salad on the side.

They were both healthy and wholesome with good ingredients and it is reasonably priced. I’d recommend to go if you are in the area. There is also indoor seating with quirky dรฉcor.20150802_162039

http://www.jakskingsroad.co.uk/branches