Where we live in Manchester there isn't a whole lot going on in the area of coffee shops. Being first time buyers we were priced out of all of the desirable locations like Chorlton, Didsbury and Heaton Moor, so we usually head into the city or to one of the above locations if we fancy a nice coffee or breakfast/lunch out at the weekend. To be honest, it's not really a big deal given that all of those places are only about 20 minutes away from where we live as Manchester is only wee, but I've always hankered for somewhere a little closer to home.
So anyway, this morning Ben and I decided to make our usual trip to Levenshulme Antiques Village (about 5 minutes drive from our house). Once we'd parked up we decided to have some breakfast at a little place opposite the called Trove.
The food (they bake their own bread), service and even music taste was brilliant but that's not what this is about. I was just so enamoured by the decor of the place. It's completely up my street in pale shades of grey and white with lots of wood and most importantly tonnes of little touches that made me disproportionately happy.
On our table we had little glasses, bottles of water and milk and sweet fresh flowers. There is art all over the walls that is in keeping with the calming colours and relaxing but minimal feel. Little origami cranes were hanging above the window and tiny ceramic pots were offered holding salt and pepper. It's the coffee shop version of a spa, I kid you not. If there were a genre called Japanese Rustic Modern then this would be it.
|The light fittings hung over our table|