Monday, March 26, 2018

Paris + The French Alps

They say Paris is always a good idea! I spent an amazing week in Paris and the Alps working on my skiing skills, eating all the cheese and charcuterie I could get my hands on, drinking the best wine and champagne, and wandering the streets looking for crêpes and croissants! Cheers to la belle vie! Santé!

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Konditori is a Swedish café that first opened in 2010 in Park Slope, Brooklyn. They have seven locations in NYC and opened up two locations in Philly just a few years ago. The Philly location that I went to is right in centre city by Rittenhouse square. It's a cute little spot that can hold about 10 people! They have a few counter top seats which look into the street so it's perfect if you want to people-watch.

Apparently Swedes drink twice as much coffee as Americans, so I was not surprised at how delicious the coffee tasted! Konditori fresh-presses its coffee and lets it steep longer which results in a bold cup. They also serve Swedish baked goods including cinnamon buns (kanelbullar), cardamom bread (mandelmassa) and coco balls (chokladboll).

Travel Tip: This café is close to the famous Di Bruno Bros shop. Stop in the sample their amazing cheese selection, or to just browse this high end Italian grocery store.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Café M II

Café M is a cozy café located in the Plateau on the corner of Saint Dominique and the famous Saint Laurent. I first discovered this spot thanks to the 2015/2016 edition of the Indie Coffee Passport. Check out my original post here.

I was equally pleased with my second visit here and loved my cappuccino. The vibe in the summer is so different compared to the winter. I found it a bit busier but it was just as cozy and inviting as I remembered! The brick wall and large mirror inside make the space feel so big. I could've easily spent hours here but ended up having to meet a friend. Their coffee menu is extensive and they serve breakfast as well. My travel tip would be to head over here for a coffee after trying a smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz' down the street!