Last week I travelled down to Weymouth in Dorset to see my family for the half term and get a break away to see some sun and sea. Even though the day's previous had anticipated horrific winds rain and weather overall me and Jonny were greeted with sun! We did the usual shop hunting, pub hopping and strolling, knowing Weymouth since I was young so I'm familiar with the fish and chip shop's and seaside associated cuisine, however these days there is now at least one of each; Costa, Cafe Nero's and Starbucks when it comes to coffee shops. Being a previous Starbucks loyalist I now try and find my filter coffee and sandwiches for less when out and about and keep the cost of eating out down as much as possible.
Pacing down St. Mary's street I was very fortunate to come across the lovely Sophia's Kitchen, shabby chic, fairy light lit and gorgeously decorated with floral bunting, wicker hearts and cushion covers reminiscent of antique french fabric this little coffee shop hosted a warm and welcoming feeling that you would not get in the likes of a big coffee shop company. Family owned, Sophia's offers a lovely retreat back to a "time for tea" feeling you need sometimes to re-engage after a long day. A display of cakes and cookies greets you on entrance and a array of hot drinks to choose from.
Tea is served in beautiful teapots with matching tea cup's and food on a heart shaped wooden board.
If your local or just visiting I would highly recommend Sophia's Kitchen to the tea drinkers and cake lovers out there. The price of a large chicken and bacon baguette, crisps, tea for two and 3 scrumptious chocolate cookies was less than £10, now try doing that at Starbucks! ;)
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