13 janvier 2017 § Poster un commentaire
My friend and I were on our way to visit Belvédère and came across a small café with large windows and a very appealing interior. I really never thought I would find a hemp mylk bar ..in Vienna! We came back after our visit, very excited to taste it. In case you were wandering whether we went « high », I can tell you that we didn’t. Hemp is still a source of controversy as it is assumed that this plant has the same effects as marijuana (they share the same scientific name of Cannabis Sativa), but they are two distinct varieties. You can find all the information on the Mylk Bar’s website here.
I already saw Hemp mylk on store shelves in New York but they were containing additives+thickeners and was not very thrilled to try these versions. Hemp is particularly interesting for vegans and vegetarians because of its rich nutritional values: it contains the good fat -omega 3, and all of the 9 essential amino acids, which makes it a really good source of plant based protein. In France you can find hulled hemp in organic stores (to sprinkle in your salads, soups..) and in the US, it is sold as a superfood in powder and oil.
You can guess, as a specialized mylk bar, it is freshly made every morning by Benoit and Kumiko, the adorable owners who are from Geneva. The menu is all about that magic plant: in smoothies, shakes, coffee and dishes: wraps, salads. If you just want to try the mylk, choose the « original », lightly sweetened with dates and a nutty flavor.
Maybe in the future they will expand their menu with desserts made with hemp flour? Looks like possibilities are endless!
Where? Wiedner Hauptstrasse 34, 1040 Wien, AUSTRIA. Website: here.
20 mai 2015 § Poster un commentaire
Boot café is the tiniest coffee shop in Paris. The front sign still indicates « Cordonnier », as it used to be a cobbler, today you can find good coffee from Belleville Brûlerie and delicious pastries.
Why is this café special? You will have to stop if you are in the area for the kindness of the baristas, the beautiful flowers on the tables and the large selection of fashion magazines (UK Harper’s Bazaar, my favorite!)
Where? 19 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 Paris ; website here
17 avril 2015 § 2 Commentaires
Coffee must be Vietnam’s most consumed drink: coffee shops are everywhere and it is enjoyed at any moment of the day. French introduced coffee in the 19th century and Vietnam is now among the biggest producer in the world. In vietnamese, coffee is « cà phê ». The specificity relies in the brewing method, as a metal drip filter is topped on the glass and is removed until the last drop has fallen. It reminded me of the italian coffee pot Bialetti, which makes coffee with a similar brewing method.