BEST COFFEE IN CHELSEA at Muni Coffee cafe

After drinking many (but many, many) coffee’s in different restaurants and cafe’s in Chelsea, I have now discovered the ultimate place to get your golden brew!!

I walked past it many times and always wanted to go in but somehow I always had to run past it having no time to sit down. So I repeatedly told myself “ok, I’ll definitely go next time”. And so 2 days ago that time finally came!! – And now I repeatedly tell myself “why didn’t you go earlier!! WHY!!!”

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Muni is a beautiful cafe located on Fulham road. With seats both inside and outside you can distinguish the tanned sun lovers sitting outside in the heat, from the shadow seekers crowded around the ventilators inside. But both with a smile on their face, as they are sipping on their cup of coffee brewed to perfection.

Muni is owned by a couple who found their passion in coffee and decided to share this passion by bringing the best coffee from the farms in the Philippines all the way to London! “Filipino arabica is one of the finest coffees in the world. And yet, no specialty coffee shop in London serves it. We thought it’s about time that changes and started Muni! We want Muni Coffee Shop to be a place to share great tasting coffee, but even more than that, to be a place to share and appreciate life.” – And appreciate we definitely do! The only thing that I would like to say is, thank you! Thank you for sharing your dream with us and creating the opportunity of letting us taste a little bit of heaven!

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Coffee from the Philippines

 

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Muni

Apart from their amazing coffee, (which should already be a reason to run to Fulham road right now) they also have insanely tasty cakes, brioches, bowls, juices and many more deliciousness! It is the perfect place to go and visit anytime of the day and they offer something that anyone will love! Have a vegan banana bread, a Ube cookie (a delicious fruity cookie, a Filipino delicacy- which you HAVE to try), or try a fancy avocado on toast! They offer a perfect combination between original and delicious recipes, and recipes that come straight from the Philippines! – Which for sure will blow your mind!! (Seriously, go try the Ube cookie!!)

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Muni coffee

 

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Muni

Together with their delicious food, comforting as well as fresh interior design ( which creates the best working space) , they also have amazingly sweet and helpful staff. – Who btw made me try a cappuccino with oat milk, thank you for making my life even better!!

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Ube Crinkles, a Filipino delicacy
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Cappuccino with oat milk, espresso and overnight oats bowl
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Ice Matcha Latte

 

So trust me when I say, this is the place with THE best coffee in Chelsea. You will find the best cakes, breakfast and lunch and you will notice the calm vibe as soon as you walk in! Perfect place to simply read a book or get some work done! So go on, find your way to Fulham road, you know you deserve that nice caffe latte! Here is the address, so you can get up and find your way there quicker! 166 Fulham Road, SW10 9PR! If you are quick you will probably see me there, I think I’ll order another!!

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My favourite places in Chelsea

 

I have been living in Chelsea for almost a year now and have explored every little street! It is an amazing place and especially now the summer is finally here it is prettier than ever! Roads are full of gorgeous and colourful houses, flowers are blossoming, cafes are opening their doors, it’s just buzzing with excitement! Early morning walks as well as late night walks through Chelsea are my favourite! – Especially those late night walks ending up in my favourite ice-cream shop near Sloane Square!

Let me guide you through some of my favourite places in Chelsea that you definitely should give a visit next time you are in the neighbourhood!

 

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Juicebaby Chelsea

 

First stop, Juicebaby! These smoothies are just mind-blowing! They have an amazing menu with each smoothy sounding better than the other! – It is impossible to choose in this place! I will never spend less than 10 min staring at the menu debating whether I should just get them all. At first you might think they are a bit pricey, however, they definitely give you your moneys worth! The smoothies are rather large of size and the ingredients are very high quality. Also they are not the average smoothie you would make at home. Each one of them has some kind of special ingredient in them! You should definitely go and try them, trust me you’ll be back soon enough craving for more! Have them in the morning, as breakfast, as a post or pre-workout or even as a snack! You’ll love it!!

 

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Soya cappuccino, The Ivy Chelsea Garden

 

Next stop, coffee! Now to many of us coffee is our best friend in the morning, afternoon or even at night after a nice dinner! And one of the best places I recommend you to go and have a coffee is at The Ivy! Not only do they have good coffee, the place is also amazing! On a nice sunny day go and sit in the garden at the back of the restaurant! It is so pretty you wouldn’t want to leave! You will be drinking your coffee being surrounded by flowers and palm trees, while you can hear the sound of water clattering in the background from the small fountains. It’s magical.

 

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Noodle salad, Phat Phuc Noodle Bar

 

My all time favourite place to go for lunch is a noodle bar named Phat Phuc! (I know right, I couldn’t stop smiling when I first heard the name either!)  This is a place not many people know about as it is slightly hidden on Kings road. But as it is rather small it is quite hard to get a table around lunch time! Nevertheless, the service is incredibly quick and trust me the food is so delicious that you won’t take that much time to finish it either!! – Which means it does not take extremely long when waiting for a table!

The bar is located outside and you will be sitting in what almost feels like a tent, its extremely cosy! The people are really friendly and as I said the service is super quick! But, most importantly, the food is just incredible. Every single dish is fresh and hand made! (which you can definitely taste!) The flavours explode in your mouth and leaves you longing for that next bite! They use a lot of ingredients which makes every dish special and unique! Honestly, everything on the menu is amazing. But there are two dishes that I cannot get enough of! In the winter I love getting the warm and cosy vegetable laksa, but in the summer the fresh noodle salads are just perfect!! Pictures nor words do this place justice, you will have to taste it yourself!!

 

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Amorino

 

Last but definitely not least! Go and get yourself a well deserved ice cream! (Yes everyone deserves to enjoy the best ice cream in London!) Amorino is located on Kings road and is honestly my favourite ice cream place in London! They have incredible flavours and a large selection of sorbet ice cream! (Perfect for the vegan’s under us!) Not only does it taste amazing, they also manage to make it the prettiest ice cream in London! When you order your ice cream on a cone they create a masterwork by making your ice cream in the shape of a flower! It’s almost to pretty to eat! But too delicious to resist!

 

All images shot with my beautiful Leica Q

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Another day, another climb at The Climbing Hangar in London!

Since living in London I have discovered a passion for climbing! Bouldering to be precise! – Yep, some real monkey business! After a few session I bought my shoes and went looking for a climbing wall nearest to me. And I discovered the perfect place! Hidden in a small side street in Fulham! At first you believe you are walking towards a street full of garages, but walk a bit further and you will see the door to a monkey playground!

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My favourite bar of all times!! – Clif Bar

The extremely friendly staff will soon become your climbing buddies and will help you in anyway needed! Besides being extremely nice they also make a decent cup of coffee! – Next to coffee they also serve tea and hot chocolate of course! (But you know I am a coffee freak!) They also have all kinds of snacks and home made bars to give you that little extra energy kick when you are planning to climb like a real monkey! And when you think it can’t become any better they sell the best energy bar of all times! I am extremely picky with energy bars as I feel they are either unhealthy, sugary or don’t give you energy at all. But Clif Bars are healthy and delicious! And I actually feel energised! Combine a bar with a macchiato and you are good to go! Check the bars out on http://www.clifbar.co.uk/ , they are amazing!

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It may look small at first but you will soon realise it is divided into three floors! Walk to the top floor and there is a stretching area, fully equipped with yoga matts and equipment to help you get your workout done! It’s perfect for all levels and ages – think of birthday parties! And shoes and chalk (all you need!) can be hired for a small fee!

So do you feel like feeling like a child again? Or just like monkeying around? Go to The Climbing Hangar in Fulham, trust me, you’ll love it!

Closest tube station: Parson Green. For more info visit http://theclimbinghangar.com/london/L1170232-2

Day five – Climbing and brownies

What a better morning to start with a coffee and a brownie! Honestly, if you are strolling around in Chelsea go and visit a little cafe named Brownie Box. I walked passed it a 100 times but never went inside as it never really caught my attention. Until the day when I was stressed and late for uni, slept for 2 hours, still half in my pyjamas and completely soaked as a car drove past me on the exact moment I ran next to a huge pond of water.. That was the moment I didn’t really care anymore and decided I would get a coffee and a brownie instead. Best. decision. ever.

Their Illy coffee is the definition of a perfect coffee. Strong, sweet and creamy. Combine that with one of their many different flavoured freshly home made brownies and no one will be able to wipe that smile of your face! No one!

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Soya Latte and a coconut and date brownie 

 

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Brownie Box, Old Brompton Rd, Kensington

 

So, climbing. I know right it looks like a children’s playground, well it is! Remember those climbing places at school where you could show off to your friends how high you can get, well this is exactly the same – at least with the competitive friends I have..and maybe a bit of competitiveness from my side too.. Which makes it even more fun as you really make your body go through a hardcore full body workout! While climbing you burn a lot of calories and you will find muscles that you didn’t even knew you had before! Honestly, an amazing workout and so much fun! – Especially for those who get bored in the gym, you wont even notice you are exercising, just climb little monkey, climb!

 

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Nike trousers and sports bra 

 

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Today I went to a climbing gym named Stronghold Climbing Gym, which is located in Tottenham Hale, London. They only opened their doors not too long ago but I can honestly say it is my favourite climbing gym in London so far! Great routs – for both beginners and the professionals under us – great atmosphere, very spacious and light, good workout space and overall just an amazing place! – cheap too! Especially for those lucky students!!

You guys should definitely go and visit, common, be a monkey for a day! You’ll love it!!

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Stronghold Climbing Gym, London