Thursday, October 10, 2013
We arrived in Leeds England yesterday for our 3 month stint. The flights were all good, although we barely slept. There's definitely a chill in the air, but you hardly notice that as you walk through the streets and enjoy the sights. There are beautiful old buildings with new glass structures mixed in in. Old cobblestone streets and pedestrian shopping areas that have everything from The Gap to Marks & Spencer.
We came across a busy coffee shop and decided to stop in for some needed caffeine and a little heat. The shop is set up similar to the Starbucks model. I ordered a medium Mocha Latte and Dan had a Latte. We split this wonderful sticky toffee pudding muffin and though it was not a proper English meal it was delicious. The center had this nice gooey center and the muffin itself was moist and flavorful. We'll be back to try the other baked goodies that were highlighted in the cases.
They use coffee beans that are sustainably grown and sourced through Rainforest Alliance Certified Farms. 99% of their milk comes from their own cows raised on British farms. This place will be our new go-to coffee shop in Leeds.