So today was Blue Monday – what better way to keep the spirits high than to go for a coffee with your friends, right? For my social media module at university we have to participate in a social activity and Tweet about it; post photos on Instagram; set up a Facebook page; a Pinterest board etc. to encourage others to do the activity as well. We happily chose the topic ‘Afternoon Tea’ – drinking tea and eating cake for work? Yes please.
We decided to go to Holly’s Coffee Shop and Sandwich Bar in Leicester, mainly because it’s a short walk from campus but also because I’ve walked past it so many times and I’m ALWAYS glancing inside. It’s located on The Lanes and is also a short walk from the city centre.
Holly’s Coffee Shop
It is so lovely inside of the café as well as on the outside; the table was a little small for the four us to squeeze around but we somehow managed it. The table setting was also super cute with a potted plant which brought everything together. There was also fairy lights in one corner of the café and an electric heater which looked like a log fire – heaven for me!
I ordered a latté (very fitting with my blog hey hey) for £2.40 and I think this is so ideal for a student budget! You can also add a flavour shot for an extra sixty pence. It was served in a glass mug with a doily underneath which was an adorable touch. The coffee did go half-cold before I could drink it (Jennifer & Courtney I am blaming you) but it still tasted good!
My friends ordered a mocha and Earl Grey, which I think were also similar prices. The food menu also looked great, the prices ranged from about £2 – £5 so very affordable for a quick breakfast or lunch.
The atmosphere in Holly’s Coffee Shop wasn’t nice as the decor and coffee though unfortunately. From the moment we walked in we felt like the staff were keeping an eye on us – we’re harmless! Just four students wanting to drink tea & coffee and complete a project. Maybe it was just an off day – I really hope so! We were vlogging and taking pictures of our drinks so that could have had something to do with it…
Where is your favourite place for a quick coffee? Let me know in the comments!
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