It's no secret that I'm a little bit addicted to coffee. Shockingly, I only discovered it last year when I gave up alcohol and replaced my love for wine and gin with seriously good coffee so I'm making up for lost time!
The smell, the ritual in the morning of putting my little mocha coffee pot onto the stove, the sound of it bubbling away, warming the milk and then that first sip..... it's pure bliss for all the senses.
And If I'm not brewing my own cup at home, you'll find me in a few of my favourite coffee haunts around Cambridge.
Seriously good coffee and a slice of the best pumpkin loaf in the land is what's in store from this wonderful cafe in the heart of Cambridge!
I often pop in for a sneaky afternoon treat on a Friday between teaching and getting home before my youngest gets back from school.
You'll find me propped upstairs at a little corner table by the window resting my bones and recharging with a cup of coffee. It's the perfect viewing spot for watching the world go by and appreciating a slower way of being.
The staff is wonderful too; knowledgable, professional, yet always friendly, making you feel that nothing is too much trouble.
Do yourself a favour and buy a bag of Strangers Coffee while you're here. It's beautiful and bursting with depth and flavour!
Stir has long been a favourite coffee spot and meeting place for me since it opened a few years back.
Ideally located on Chesterton Road right next door to Satyam Yoga studio, it's the ideal place to pop in after class, catch up with friends and treat yourself to something healthy and delicious with a coffee made from Butterworth & Son beans, a local roasters based in Bury St Edmunds. It's truly lovely stuff!
This meeting place holds many memories for me, as I've had so many wonderful meet ups with friends and colleagues over the years, as well as precious morning coffee chats with my mum and dad in between my teaching schedule.
As a bonus, Stir have an onsite bakery that sells the most wonderful selection of breads and pastries. It's not uncommon for Matthew and I to hop on to his little red vespa on a Sunday morning and ride down from Girton to the bakery for fresh bread and croissants for Sunday breakfast! Bliss.
If you ever attend one of my yoga classes at Satyam, I highly recommend using the trip as an excuse to grab a coffee from Stir either before or after!
Whenever I have to hop on the train to London to tutor on Barefoot Body yoga teacher training weekends or otherwise, I never miss the opportunity to pop into Chill #02 at Cambridge station.
Although I've never had the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the space, the cafe has a warm, rustic style with big comfy sofas and chairs that make it hugely welcoming.
I pretty much always order a coffee served with oat milk (my favourite) and a buttery croissant or a small OM bar of raw chocolate .
An utterly delicious treat and makes any train journey so much more palatable!
Do you have any favourite cafes in Cambridge that you like to hide out in or meet friends for coffee? I'm always on the look-out so let me know!