Coffee + pastries at The Tablespoon.



Well, hi! It feels like an awfully long time since I sat down and wrote a post! In reality it’s only been a few days, but I’m pretty sure that it’s the longest I’ve gone without writing a blog post in about a year! The few days Jason and I took off from work were so, so refreshing. We didn’t do much at all (the pile of paperwork I purposefully left in plain sight on the dining table as a reminder that it needs sorting remains untouched, and we did an alarmingly insignificant amount of wedding planning) but that was kind of the beauty of it all. No computers, no screens (…kinda), no alarms, no two hours of work-talk in the evenings. It was pretty blissful!

We made it a priority to get out and spend some quality time together whilst we were off work, and so on that note, let me tell you about the Sunday morning we spent at The Tablespoon! We very often head over in the direction of Sunningdale when going up to Virginia Water lake at the weekends with Teddy, and this Sunday was no exception. There’s a beautiful little coffee shop and restaurant on the corner of the high street that we’ve been meaning to visit for ages, and so after our walk, we decided to stop in for a coffee.

The-Tablespoon Gaggia-coffee-machine

We were (typically) about 15 minutes too late to choose from the full breakfast selection, but lovely Bruno and his wife (who manage The Tablespoon) rustled up a couple of pastries from the kitchen for us. The food is all freshly made in house (and you really could taste it, the pasties were delicious!) and the coffees were pretty tasty too. It really feels such a treat to have such a sweet, independent coffee shop nearby. One of the few things I don’t like about living outside of a city is that most of the places to eat and drink nearby us tend to be branches of nationwide chains, and so it’s not all that often that we’ll come across a unique local gem like The Tablespoon amongst the masses of Starbucks & Costas! The dinner menu looks divine too, so much so that Jason and I are thinking about heading back there for a meal on our anniversary in a couple of weeks time. We had a little peruse of the dinner menu, and I’ve been thinking about the burger (brioche bun, chipotle mayo) ever since…

Cider-with-Rosie-The-Tablespoon The-Tablespoon-menu The-Tablespoon-water The-Tablespoon-pastries The-Tablespoon-water-bowl Teddy-at-The-Tablespoon

We sat outside and enjoyed our coffees in the sunshine for a good half an hour or so, and talked about things like The Merits Of Bands Vs DJs At Weddings, and How Great Are Pain Au Chocolats. And also, about how our dog was turning two that very day! I can’t quite believe it’s been almost exactly two years since we got him. It feels as though he’s been a part of our lives forever! I also can’t quite believe how much more *time* we used to have, when we didn’t have to dedicate at least an hour or so of each and every day to walking an over-excited little spaniel! ;)

So, happy birthday little man! We love you a lot. And also, The Tablespoon- we’ll be back!

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  • Laura

    The Tablespoon looks like such a lovely place, I agree it’s nice to visit independent coffee shops but there aren’t many in my town either! Also, I remember you first posting about Teddy, can’t believe that was two years ago! I’ve loved your blog from the start & still love it just as much now (:

    L x

  • Caroline

    I find the lack of independent places frustrating. Fortunately there have been a lot of new independent tea rooms and cafés near us but I’m still looking for good restaurants or bistros.


  • Beccy

    What a gorgeous start to a Sunday – the pastries look so delicious. Happy Birthday to your lovely dog!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  • emmerliejay

    Happy birthday Teddy! :) Those pastries look delicious. I love finding independent local cafes and restaurants too, luckily there’s a few around where I live despite it not being a city. I’m looking forward to seeing what your dinner is like here!
    emmerliejay x

  • Sarah

    Happy birthday to your sweet dog! I basically want coffee and pastries every morning, lucky girl!


  • Anca

    Happy birthday Teddy! I agree that local coffee shops and restaurants are much nicer than the usual chains. They are cozy and the food is better.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle

  • arielle

    happy birthday, teddy! you are adorable. glad your back, rosie! but I’m also glad you guys got some unplugged time to yourselves.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Lisa

    This place looks lovely!! I’m heading to Sunningdale this Saturday to try on some wedding dresses so I might have to pop in there afterwards for some light refreshment.

    I share your frustration at not having many fun, independent food or drink places outside of London – I live in Buckinghamshire so know how you feel!!


  • Gabbie

    Love the shot of the shadow-dappled canopy… Very summery!

    Just wondering, Rosie, if could be cheeky and ask where your glasses are from? So many of the lovely frames I see online are American in origin, but I’m due a new pair and I don’t want to have to order from America if I can avoid it!

    Thanks in advance :) x

  • Ursula

    Sounds like a perfect morning date! We got our dog in October, so less than a year ago but you’re right, it feels like he’s been in our lives forever. Sometimes I hate coming home from work and heading out for an hour walk, but I always feel better afterwards. Getting a dog really was the best decision ever!

  • Louise

    Oh Rosie, your photos are always so beautiful – I wish I could just live inside your blog! The Tablespoon sounds like my kinda place, and happy birthday to your wee little man! x

  • Bridget

    Wow what beautiful pics and also love that you were in my home village :) amazing! x

  • Amber

    This looks like such a lovely place to go for a bite to eat! Gorgeous pictures as always Rosie :)xx

  • Vicki

    Beautiful photos! Going to nice wee cafe’s like this is one of my favourite things to do in the world, where I live has a severe lack of them, though! x

  • Lauren S

    excellent pictures, you could see these in a magazine ! the food looks so yummy too
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Kerri H

    I love finding little coffee places to just relax in. Pain au chocolats are good, but I always good for the one with raisins :) Yum yum.

    ~ K

  • she

    amzing looking place, the pastires look yummie.

  • Steph

    Beautiful photos.

  • Mimmi

    Looks like a lovely place! And happy birthday to Teddy :) He’s such a cutie.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Cat

    Aww, a good coffee shop doesn’t just feed your tummy but also your soul. And happy birthday to Teddy!


  • Jade @ Bits & Bobs

    Pain au chocolats – yum!

  • Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    Oh this place looks adorable and I’m so glad you’ve had a break and a breather. Good to have you back though too! x

  • Petrina Whiley

    There is nothing better than having a few days chilling off work.


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