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!
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!!
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.
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!!
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!
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