Since leaving London, I’ve fallen madly in love with the city and enjoy nothing more than strolling around rediscovering my home. How lucky am I to have stumbled upon Cocomaya? Very. Cocomaya is jointly owned by a former fashion designer (Walid Al Damirji) and the former head of concept at Liberty (Joel Bernstein). If this is what happens when food and fashion mix, I like it. I like it a lot.
Apparently you can have Afternoon tea there as well, and with a good selection of gluten and dairy free delights, Cocomaya is one of the few places catering for those with allergies and intolerances. The orange and almond cakes look particularly scrumptious. It kills me that this is in W2. Missing it big time!
A creature of habit, I went with green tea and a cinnamon bun. There’s one thing you should know about me: if there’s maple syrup, apple cider vinegar or cinnamon in it, you can expect me to gobble it up rather quickly. Cinnamon buns are a favourite of mine but more often than not, they’re covered in this thick, sugary, processed icing. This was simple, fresh and just what I wanted. I didn’t get round to tasting the chocolate, which are sold in an adjacent shop but next time, right?
Do you see anything you fancy?
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