So January is coming to an end – we made it woo! Survived the first month of 2016, doesn’t it feel good? Been such a social month for me personally, been out and about – meeting new people and catching up with old friends alike. Pretty good start to the year I would say.
Today, I just want to write up a few blog posts on some of the places I have ate out at (and there has been quite a few this month). So let’s see if I can catch you up! This post in particular is about a cafe I tried out in the Piccadilly Circus area. It was a cold and wet afternoon, when a friend and I were simply walking around trying to find somewhere warm to sit down and talk. That is when we discovered the delight that is Kahve Dunyasi or should I say Turkish delight considering that it has Turkish origins?! Okay, bad joke.
They have little cafes all around Turkey and specialise in coffee and chocolate. I believe they only have one cafe in the UK which is this one based in Central London. Read on to find out what it is like to eat in this cafe.
It is a modern cafe with a chic interior. Shelves dividing up the floor with straight, tidy lines and an array of framed pictures on the wall gives the place a welcoming feel. With a logo that could almost be mistaken for Starbucks if you are walking pass in a hurry, it doesn’t actually look that big from outside. But once you get inside, it is a bit like Doctor Who’s tardis – bigger on the inside! Would have given a rating of 8 if the customer service didn’t let us down a little. Whilst the waitresses were friendly, we had to ask twice for some water and also had to ask twice for the bill. But on the other hand, they weren’t trying to rush us out the cafe despite it being pretty busy so guess that’s good!
Those who know me well enough will know that I don’t have a sweet tooth, I am a lover of all things savoury. However, when the odd sweet craving does strike – I can devour a whole cake within seconds! And let’s just say I have had a few desserts in my time so can definitely tell when I come across a good one. I have actually been to Kahve Dunyasi twice now. The first time was with a friend and I tried some of their chocolate chip cookies which were amazing. Served warm and quite rich, they are something to really savour. The second time I went was actually for a first date and I went for something more substantial which happened to be their ‘mosaic cake’ which is made of chocolate and biscuits with a sprinkling of nuts and a side serving of vanilla ice cream. Again, absolutely amazing, especially if you like the combo of choc and nuts! Portion of a cake slice is pretty damn large so it kind of replaced dinner for me.
Value for money: 9/10
For the quality of their chocolate, their portion size and the ambience you get inside, I would say it is very good value for money – for desserts anyway. I have not tried their savoury menu yet. I think the cookies were around 3 inches wide and 2 cookies only cost me a few quid whereas the cake cost me around £7-8.
In conclusion, this is one cafe that I will be keeping in mind for my next sweet craving! Click here to check out their website and menu.