A Week of Tea and Coffee

“What do you want?”

“Sorry, I mean…what do you want to eat?”

This is how I was greeted at the Plumtree Cafe.

There were two women behind the counter: one was feverishly beating cake batter by hand, the other was running behind her with arms full of eggs and butter.

Pictured left: the carrot cake that I bought. I mean…come…on!!!

I had passed by Plumtree Cafe for the last couple of days and decided to forego the hotel breakfast buffet and take a chance on this little spot.

I knew I had made the right decision as soon as I entered into this cake heaven.

As I stood there and pondered my breakfast order (although I always get the same in London: eggs and avocado on sourdough), I commented, “I’m obsessed with this place!”

“You want to buy it? We’d love to retire.”

Not only does the Plumtree have out of this world cakes, but the breakfast was to die for (and apparently they have the best coffee in Greenwich too).

I was surrounded by paintings for sale and whimsical hot air balloons hanging from the ceiling…and it made me so happy.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay long, as I had to get to the location where we were doing our photoshoot.

As I try carrot cake in every city I visit, I knew I was going to take a slice for the road. But then I thought how rude it would be to show up with just one slice. We had a huge crew and I knew they’d appreciate it.

So I bought the whole thing.

And it was worth it.

I now have to go back to Den Haag in the Netherlands because that’s where, up until now, the world’s best carrot cake was. I think this one just superseded it.

As for the rest of Greenwich, I only got to explore a bit of it on a morning run.

It’s located on the south bank of the Thames and it’s home to the Cutty Sark ship and all things aquatic.

I ran past the Old Royal Naval College – UNESCO site for being the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”.

And the Royal Observatory – the official marker of the Prime Meridian!


After a week of shooting and launching the new KMS with the UK team, I spent my last day doing some shopping on Regent Street. The rain had stopped and the sun even came out. It was a relaxing end to a week in my favorite city.

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