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Coffee again..

Coffee

Smooth and fruity…not your average coffee

Sadly, a previous recommendation of mine for a first class coffee on the South Coast closed some time back.  Despite that, in its place is a fabulous cheese and wine restaurant which I am sure will feature on this site in the near future.

But to ensure readers are not left without a recommendation for great coffee, my most recent visit to Bath allowed a replacement to be added to my best kept secrets archive.  Colonna and Smalls – serving weekly speciality coffees in a rustic setting. Something I did learn here is the seasonality of coffee much like other produce across the globe. Certain varieties hit the spot at different times of the year. So rather than picking up a bucket of Starbucks when you next visit Bath, try something a little different and far more exciting.

Colonna and Smalls

6 Chapel Row

Bath

www.colonnaandsmalls.co.uk

01202 767513

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An exceptional cup of coffee can cut through the most miserable of weather

A home from home on a wet Saturday afternoon, Cusina serves up Barista perfection, alongside an array of light breakfasts, mouth watering homemade sandwiches, lunches and cakes

A home from home on a wet Saturday afternoon, Cusina serves up Barista perfection, alongside an array of light breakfasts, mouth watering homemade sandwiches, lunches and cakes

When I recall family holidays in Italy, many culinary delights spring to mind. Hand stretched pizzas, beautiful pasta dishes, vibrant and fresh salads and mouth watering desserts. But one lasting memory was the regular visit to the local coffee shop, as my palate developed from craving bittersweet hot chocolate to the famous cappuccino.

A true Italian cappuccino, with perfectly formed frothy milk, the aroma strong and heady, executed to perfection. That is what I have been searching for on the South Coast of England. The smell of fresh coffee in the mornings, it can wipe away the best efforts of British wet weather. There is nothing quite like it.

To date, Cusina, a small cafĂ© and kitchen in Westbourne, Bournemouth, has delivered the very best cappuccino around. Truly deserving of a spot in my ‘best kept secrets’ archive.

The perfect array of homemade cakes, sandwiches and light lunches accompany a simply stunning level of ability for coffee making. So whether it will be a meaty, tangy salt beef sandwich, or an indulgent slice of caramel cake, you can rest assured that your exceptional hot drink has a perfect partner, morning or afternoon.

This is one I can assure you’ll return to.

Cusina
48 Poole Road
Westbourne
Bournemouth

01202 767513

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