As reviewed in my column *Miss Sue Flay Recommends* in the Cambridgeshire Journal Magazine – September 2011.
HOW have I passed so many times before, yet never tried out this lovely coffee shop before?
Jocalatte is a lovely independent coffee and chocolate shop on Burleigh Street in Cambridge, and they source all of their truffles and chocolate selections from suppliers around the UK including Scotland, as well as the home of truffles itself – Belgium – Just LOOKING at them will make you drool for the hard stuff!
I took a visit with my lovely friend, Lingers, today to sample the tea and cake -naturally.
(The chocolate will have to wait for another treat, another day! And they certainly know their chocolate, with a whole page on their website dedicated to the history of the dark stuff… impressive to say the least).
We took a pew in the garden to catch some vitamin D before the sun disappears, which is huge at the very back of the building and very tastefully furnished. They also have a very cute rack of potted herbs to purchase and take home at around £3.50, it is very tempting to pick them all up and take them home in their cute little red gingham-wrapped pots to go on the kitchen window ledge : )
They also serve hot chocolate, and on a cold day, I can imagine this lovely shop to be the perfect bolt hole to get out of the rain and warm up before heading back out to join the tourists on the street. It’s not a touristy coffee shop, and that is a real plus for me when I want to chill out, so local tea and cake lovers MUST take a visit.
There is nothing worse than a fantastic find, yet miserable staff.
A real winner for me – I’ll be back!
Miss Sue Flay