You know those days when you wake up and you just know it’s grey outside before you even look out of the window? I find it really hard to get out of bed on those days. Once I do, I find it even harder to motivate myself to do anything other than languish in my PJ’s, but since I’m actively trying not to be a dull dud at the moment I decided we should haul ass outside despite the crappy weather and try something new.
We’ve been meaning to try out Boston Tea Party for a while now, so with not a lot else planned for the day we headed over there to see what the fuss was about. Now, I’m not a breakfast person – not because I don’t like breakfast food, I LOVE breakfast food – I just don’t like to eat early in the morning. Or you know, be dressed early in the morning. So a place that serves breakfast all day is already a winner in my book, but I have to admit, I was pretty impressed all round. Most of the items on the menu here are British, made on site and ethically sourced, making special effort to source local suppliers and support community projects. Couple that with the usual trendy decor and exposed brickwork and there you have it – a hipster’s dream. Seriously, I now know where I would have taken Tarqs and Si Si for brunch. They would’ve freaking loved it. I half expected to see Mr & Mrs Moseley Hipster here having couple time (probs over Facetime), though I’m glad I didn’t, because, well, awks.
Anyway, piss taking aside, the food was pretty awesome. I resisted the temptation to have a breakfast AND a pile of pancakes as ‘pudding’ opting just for the pancakes, though I’ll admit to being pretty jealous of Ollie’s potatoes… Topped off with a great coffee and a homemade smoothie each all for under £25, and I’m a happy camper. So getting out of bed on a rainy Sunday sometimes IS worth it afterall. Don’t expect me to make a habit of it though…..
When we emerged the weather hadn’t changed much, other than the fact that the threat of rain had very much become rain, so we decided there was nothing for it but to head to our usual weekend hang out, Cafephilia, and drink yet more coffee, because, honestly? If you’re already out of bed and dressed on a Sunday there is probably nothing better to do than sit in a warm coffee shop watching people outside get rained on. Other than just going back to bed. Going back to bed is always a good idea. While we were there we discussed how Moseley would be a great spot for another Boston Tea Party – surely the locals would lap this up, no? Fast forward a week and we found out that there WAS one opening next year! And is everyone really excited about it, like me? Um, no. It seems the Moseley Hipster family are concerned it is too ‘commercial’ and will be too much competition for smaller local businesses. Whoops. I’m so bourgeois!
Don’t tell them I told you….