|eighty one o six|
flowers n sixteen had a gorgeous cactus but it was too large for our current flat. and we didn't really want a small one. o was particularly displeased with his failed cactus shopping expedition and so to console him i suggested coffee and cake. i have been meaning to try lemon monkey and purposely steered him away from the tea rooms and the fat cat cafe both of which we have tried before. we weren't disappointed.
o picked the pistachio tart which had the filling of a frangipani cake with the thinnest and flakiest pastry base. it was so thin that it seemed almost to look like a baked crust. but then you bit into it and it had a lovely flakey buttery crumb. the top was dusted with icing sugar and crushed pistacho's. it was a real treat. on the side o had a flatwhite and i had a hot apple and ginger. i also bought home a bag of monmouth coffee for our cafitiere.
so although we didn't manage to find a cactus, we did come home with our sweet tooth satisfied and a great start to our sunday brunch with fresh ground coffee.