Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Nutmeg, Tenterden

One of the best things about working for yourself is being able to slip out of the office (aka the spare bedroom) on a slow morning and drive into the countryside for a cheeky coffee break. That's what my husband Mike and I did early last week when the sun was shining and we were both feeling the need to step away from our computer screens for an hour or two.

We live in East Kent, and one of our favourite things to do is visit the different towns and villages in our local area, trying out the various cafes and restaurants. Tenterden is a busy little market town with an interesting high street and lots of quirky, independent shops and eateries. We always enjoy a drive out here and a wander around, not to mention a hefty chunk of cake at one of the many cafes in the centre.

On this occasion we decided to go to The Nutmeg. Located just off the main high street, it's a small but beautifully formed deli and coffee shop and boasts a counter stuffed full of tempting homemade treats.

I had a pot of tea and a delicious slice of chocolate sponge. The buttercream in particular was beautiful and I could have eaten a bucket of it... though I would quite possibly have regretted that afterwards. Mike had lemon cake and a cappuccino, both of which he gave a very definite thumbs-up. I'm not really a coffee drinker, but if you are and you're in the area you may be interested to know that this place has some excellent reviews for the quality of its coffee on Tripadvisor. As the sun was shining we enjoyed sitting outside, though the inside is well worth a nose around. Despite having only a tiny space to work with, the owners have created a very inviting, cosy environment and have clearly lavished a great deal of care and attention on making the place beautiful.

Afterwards, we took a little stroll along the high street to walk off the cake. Then, sadly, it was time to go home and get back to work.

I dressed as a cowgirl for the occasion. Because this town just ain't big enough for the both of us.

T-shirt - River Island, Cardigan - H&M, Jeans - Topshop Jamie, Jacket - Warehouse, Hat - Topshop (similar here), Boots - H&M, Bag - Zara

Have you ever been to Tenterden? What did you think?

Kate x


  1. What a darling coffee shop. The sponge cake looks delish! I like outfit....it looks so relaxed and I absolutley adore the booties.
    Have a fab day!

    Keisha xo

    1. Thanks Keisha! I pretty much live in those boots. And yes, the sponge cake was really good! x

  2. i love the boots...and i nominatd you for the liebster award..check out my post for details :


    1. Oh wow! Thank you so much Natasa. I'll be sure to check it out. x

  3. yummy post. Nice pictures

  4. Ooh that deli/cafe looks gorgeous! Love your outfit too, you look lovely :) x

  5. i love youre outfit :)

  6. Love these photos! And you look beautiful:)
    Christine G ♥

  7. Lovely place and look ^^


  8. Such a great outfit --I absolutely love it! So classic and perfect for mozying around town! Not to mention, all of your little stops look so fun and adorable. I wish there were cutesy little places like that in Springfield!

    Because I'm Obsessed


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