Located in Stoneygate, amongst all the boutique shops on Allandale Road, is a trendy cafe, Coffee & Couture. Coffee table books, floral decor, relaxed setting, this little cafe is one not to miss.
The floral cafe is the perfect spot for brunch, that much needed cuppa or an indulgent portion of french toast.
Zayn, the owner, has a passion for fashion, hence the name Coffee & Couture. The Coffee side has kicked off so well over the past year giving her less time to concentrate on the Couture but she hopes to bring it back soon. I saw some of her creations and the skirts and wrap around she has were amazing.
I was invited to try out some of her new creations and was so impressed with the attention to detail, selection, flavours and creations. Here is what we had on our visit.
Coffee & more
The menu has something for everyone. I had my heart set on a Spanish latte even before I got there (something I really missed over lockdown). It was a hot summers day and my nephews fancied something cooling and a beautiful smoothie was delivered to them.
Rose & Pistachio Spanish Latte: A layered latte with condensed milk, this is one of my favourite types of lattes. Flavoured with pistachio and rose petals, every sip was just like I expected…rich and slightly creamy. Also how pretty does it look.
Cinnamon Spanish Latte: The latte was spiced with cinnamon and had a good balance of sweet and spicy. It was a nice change to the ordinary rose and pistachios one and was perfected prepared.
Cappuccino : The perfect shot of espresso, topped with foamed milk and real chocolate flakes. Having chocolate flakes instead of powder is my idea of the perfect cappuccino.
Berry shake: My nephews shared a freshly prepared berry smoothie. No addition of sugar, just fresh berries blended into a refreshing smoothie.
Chicken Teriyaki Seoul Bowl: The bowl was vibrant and the sweet and salty aromas were appetising. The portion size was generous and the ingredients tasted fresh and well seasoned. The chicken was juicy and the umami undertones made the Seoul Bowl really enjoyable.
Sweet Chilli Falafel Seoul Bowl: It was like having a rainbow in a bowl. The colourful vegetarian Seoul bowl came with chick peas, falafel, avocado and a beautiful selection of vegetables. Like the chicken bowl, there was a nice selection of textures. This was served on a board with some flavoured chilli bread, and two dressings. One made with avocado and the other zaatar and pomegranate. The flavours worked so well and the portion was substantial.
Nacho Bowl : Colourful crisp nachos were served in a coconut bowl, topped with sour cream, jalapeños, guacamole and salsa. The balance of flavours was perfect and the cream had the correct consistency. The dish was topped with chilli flakes and was enjoyable.
The sweet selection
Cupcakes : We had a lemon and chocolate one and oh my they were delicious. Soft, moist and fully flavoured, my nephews enjoyed tucking into them. The icing was not sickly and the textures of the cupcakes were perfect. Can you tell from the photos how much my nephews enjoyed them?
French Toast: Warm brioche French toast, sandwiched together with melted chocolate and served with melted chocolate, ice cream and fruit. The dish was dusted with cinnamon powder and every spoonful was light and simply delightful.
The beautiful cafe has been open for a year. Zayn, the owner has a lot of drive and passion. She also caters for parties and over lockdown started delivering some of her best sellers.
For more information on opening times and what is on offer, check out their Instagram page.
Address: 27 Francis Street, Leicester, LE2 2BE
Disclaimer [AD]: I was invited to Burleighs Gin to experience the Gin School. All photos and opinions are my own.