I was having a lazy meander down Gloucester Road last week with my two children, with the aim of dropping into a cafe for a drink and some cake. I caught sight of a good friend of mine ahead and caught up with her. She was out with her five-month old with much the same intention as me. We decided to find a cafe together and opted for Relax Coffee Lounge, a new, independent cafe.
Relax Coffee Lounge certainly is what it says it is. It has an aura of peace and calm (even with my two children in there!). I like the strong, earthy colours, chocolate-browns and deep-reds, the leather chairs and sofa and the window seat. It certainly didn't have the frantic, hustle and bustle feel that Lashings has at times. The overall look is clean and stylish.
I am unable to go into a cafe without having cake of some description. On this occasion I chose some home-made Apple Cake, topped with almonds, a winning combination. For my drink I went for a Mango and Passion fruit Smoothie, which was sweet and refreshing.
There is a little corner for children to play in and my son played there happily for the duration of our stay. In fact, when it was time to go, he cried and said he wanted to stay!
If you have a young baby, and fancy some peace and quiet with good coffee and a wedge of cake, Relax Coffee Lounge is absolutely ideal. The sofa and comfy armchairs are ideal if your baby needs feeding. My friend was able to breastfeed comfortably. There are babyccinos and hot chocolates available for small children. The toilet facilities are very good, clean and have a baby changing table, too.
I am glad we discovered Relax Coffee Lounge and I really hope it is successful:-)
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