Keeping my promise : More best places to meet for the first meet up


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So.. Mandy recently joined the Match expert panel and wrote a few words on the best places to meet up for the first time after making contact on line. Here are 3 more places that you could try for your first face to face catch up if you’re in London. I would love to hear yours too.. especially if you are in another part of the world.

3 – Benugo Cafes: This chain of coffee shops won the Best Coffee Shop in 2011 (London Lifestyle Awards). Granted they are not scattered all over London but I like this coffee shop! The coffee is fresh; the shops are neat, open and depending on which one you choose, spacious. For your afternoon date in the City, head down to City Road, or Curzon Street (be mindful that the Curzon Street shop is a bit cosy). You could also try the St Pancras branch if it’s accessible to you. The one on St John Street may also be a good alternative for a weekday afternoon date depending on where you are. Benugo is also linked to other cool cafes and restaurants, which serve quality high tea menus. The Cellarium Café Terrace around Westminster for one is a good choice. Head for the terrace if you choose to go to this place.

4 – I came across Minamoto Kitchoan on Piccadilly and thought that it would be a great place for those with a passion for Japanese confectionery. It was really a rare find. Minamoto is known for their speciality Japanese delicacies. Thankfully the Piccadilly branch also has a cosy but open seating place. This is the place to come for good conversation over something sweet from lands afar.

5 – Last but not least, I also like Gallery MessSaatchi Gallery. Very romantic and low key and you get to enjoy some of the pieces from the Gallery to get the conversation flowing. Not bad for a first afternoon date.


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