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Lattemamma: Slurping lattes at La Caffettiera

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Oh, to be a Lattemamma. Dropping the kids at nursery, going for a little run in the park (as if…), frequenting cute little coffee shops. Like this one:

La Caffetiera on Kensington Church Street is as Italian as Kensington gets. All the froth and crema you could want from a coffee, all the focaccia and antipasti you could possibly dream up. I love this little place – it’s just as wide as the glass vitrine that lives at the back of the shop. There are two tiny tables with little stools in the window for some passer-by-spotting.

No papping, Mama!

As much as I love the Starbucks around the corner, its free Wifi and my soyamoccafuckachino in a red cup with my name on it (seriously, my name?!), I am also a fan of keeping it small and local. And for having a real coffee once in a while.

La Caffettiera, 40 Kensington Church Strett, London W8 4BX

15 Comments

  1. One of the things I love about being back here is all the little shops and cafes. I really got fed up with Target, Starbucks, Dillons… all the same, all the same, all the same…

  2. One of the things I love about being back here is all the little shops and cafes. I really got fed up with Target, Starbucks, Dillons… all the same, all the same, all the same…

  3. Love it! I had to start saying my middle name at Starbucks, as it always confused the staff with my first name, how to spell it etc and it took too long, so I now I say a different name to make it all easier…;) I do miss the cafes in Stockholm (I am Swedish, my husband is English and we have moved between Sweden-England a few times now…) and Im soon a “Latte-mamma” again for the third time…a sweep and reflexology on Monday and fingers crossed, he will be here soon! Have a nice weeekend! x

  4. Danielle says

    New follower here!

    La Caffettiera looks like a lovely place for a morning sans toddler!

  5. i love keeping it local, the coffee is always so good. on the other hand, i do grab starbucks every now and then…it kind of reminds me of home :)

  6. We have a little Italian cafe near me and I am often forced to go in and eat ice cream whilst my son does his ballet class. Lovely.

  7. kelleyn says

    I am all about supporting the non-chain restaurants and cafe’s. If I am ever back in the neighborhood, I will look this place up!

  8. What a cute place! Starbucks coffee cups are huge for me, so la Caffettiera sounds great! Viva l’Italia! :)

  9. Nello says

    Love your blog…as a guilty pleasure (espresso bloke here) but I stumbled across La Caffettiera just before Christmas and was immediately transported to one of the bustling coffee houses you’d expect in Rome or Florence! My second guilty pleasure is their croissants with Sicilian pistachio cream! !

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