Adventure awaits, but first coffee.
During my recent trip to London, England, I had the chance to explore the increasingly popular, Élan Cafe. A pink-lover’s dream, this cafe provides a unique experience in the world of coffee, pastry and brunch.
Élan has two locations within the city, located in the Mayfair and Knightsbridge districts. As I was travelling in the Spring, I chose to visit the original cafe in Mayfair as it faces the blooming Hyde Park.
I arrived at the cafe on a Sunday around 11am and was greeted by a hostess outside of the cafe. There was a small line when I arrived, so I was asked to wait outside until space could be made. Clearly, this cafe was catching on in central London as it was packed to the brim with locals and tourists exploring the unique atmosphere and food at the cafe.
After about a 10 minute wait, it seemed like my lucky day when I was seated at what seemed to be the best outdoor table at the cafe. Looking over Hyde Park on Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd Birthday, I viewed the menu and observed the park as the Queen’s cannon salute took place; it was a remarkable moment.
Similar to the cafe, the menu itself boasts some unique food and drink choices such as Nitro Cold Brew, Tea-mojito, Flora Tea, Acai Bowl and Shashouka.
After scouring the menu, I ordered the Tea Mojito and Acai Bowl. Although I was expecting the Tea-mojito to include a more decadent appearance (possibly including fresh mint), it was a flavourful and refreshing beverage nonetheless. It was also my first time trying an Acai Bowl and Élan Cafe truly set the bar high; it was absolutely outstanding.
As I was seated outside of the cafe, I chose to go inside and look around. Stepping into the cafe, the girly-girl in me started to lose it! From flower walls, to cursive neon-signs, to colourful pastries, the cafe’s aesthetic was unlike any other I had experienced before.
If you are looking for a truly unique cafe experience, Élan Cafe should be on your London, England, travel itinerary.
Have you had the opportunity to check out Élan Cafe? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!