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Tanya’s Cafe, London

This past weekend I found myself in Chelsea with my Mum and sister whilst shopping for my brother’s 18th birthday present (I’m pretty certain he doesn’t read this blog, so I think I’m safe in saying that). In need of a mid-shopping refreshment, I remembered a place called Tanya’s Cafe that I’ve been meaning to try for a while. Since becoming coeliac it’s been my mission to hunt down nice places where I can still enjoy cake, and London’s gluten free offering is definitely growing.

Tanya’s Cafe is a cute little haven tucked within a hotel. We each chose a drink and a slice of raw cake and then I gave my Mum and sister a little lesson on taking a great Instagram photo haha. I told myself this week that I’d hold back on the foodstagramming, but it would be a sin not to photograph this food. All the food at Tanya’s is beautiful and also gluten free, raw, refined sugar free, and organic, so you don’t have to feel guilty. After posting my photo, I spotted myself on the Tanya’s Cafe’s Instagram ordering my drink 😉 Talking of Instagram, I heard THIS fascinating little piece on bloggers using Instagram this weekend – worth a listen.

My Mum and sister went for smoothies and I chose a ‘my sweet surrender’ milk (cacao, hazelnut milk, medicine flower, dates, salt, vanilla) which was diviiiine but after sampling all of them, we decided that my sister’s ‘my balance’ smoothie was the most delicious. They both went for the key lime pie and I chose the chocolate pear cake, and we concluded that this was the best option. Can you tell I’m a total chocoholic? It was to die for, with a layer of ‘caramel’.

What did you get up to this weekend? After trekking through a monsoon to my boyfriend’s house on Saturday night, we cancelled our fireworks trip (sob) in favour of having friends round for drinks and then a fun night out to a couple of bars. Sunday meant brunch with friends, then a lot of life admin and an amazing roast cooked by my friend who is currently staying with us. All in all, a good weekend! How was yours? x

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16 Comments

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    Sarah @Daydreams of Summertime
    November 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Wow that food looks delicious! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. x

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      Polly Rowan
      November 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      It was! Hope you had a lovely weekend too x

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    Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    November 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Those cakes look so yummy! I shall definitely have to try out Tanya's Cafe – it sounds fab! I enjoyed listening to the radio clip on bloggers and instagram – thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Polly Rowan
      November 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Yes you should 🙂 It's worth a trip

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    KatGotTheCream
    November 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

    This place sounds lovely and the food looks beautiful too!

    • Reply
      Polly Rowan
      November 11, 2014 at 11:48 am

      It's a really cute peaceful little place 🙂

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    Chiara
    November 11, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    This place sounds lovely. If only there was somewhere like this in Edinburgh!

    • Reply
      Polly Rowan
      November 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      There seems to be more and more raw and healthy food places opening up so I'm sure there will be soon! x

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    Diana Mieczan
    November 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Oh boy, it sounds like such a great place and those cakes look very good! I could totally go for a chocolate pear cake right about now. YUM! Have a great day. xo

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      Polly Rowan
      November 13, 2014 at 10:33 am

      I could go for another one too Diana 😉 have a lovely day yourself x

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    Samantha Betteridge
    November 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Oh my, the cake looks delicious! I sometimes wished I lived nearer to London because there are so many lovely cafe's and restaurants that I see on blogs, and just want to go to! xx

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      Polly Rowan
      November 17, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Ah you'll have to make a little trip here 😉

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    Jemima Jane
    November 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Ahhh! I've been wondering about raw/vegan/GF cafes in London! I know of a few that have just exploded in Sydney (Newtown) and since coming back about a month ago have had it in the back of my mind to find one here. I'm not vegan or coeliac but I'd love to try the food! Perfect timing to come across your blog 🙂

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      Polly Rowan
      November 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Oh amazing! I hear Australia is ahead of the times with all these healthy and yummy foodie places. The Good Life Eatery around the corner from Tanya's is another winner.

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    Angela B
    November 23, 2014 at 2:33 am

    i'm becoming increasingly more interested in vegan food lately; a run in with vegan tacos over the summer started it!

    Your blog is beautiful by the way!

    The Awkward Blog

    • Reply
      Polly Rowan
      November 24, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Oh wow vegan tacos sound YUM! Vegan food can taste amazing (though I'm not sure I could give up cheese/ chocolate/ yogurt).

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