Palm Vaults 🌴 Hackney

Monday. A traditionally blue, bleak, unwanted and generally disparaging day of the week. My Monday usually consists of knuckling down at a client’s desk or catching up on emails from the weekend whilst desperately clutching at a large coffee, but this week I took one of my ‘blog days’ early, and instead took myself to the possibly the happiest cafe in London. Introducing, Palm Vaults 🌴

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With my Hackney virgin of a friend in tow (she’s recently moved to London from Aus – give her a follow!), we nabbed a table within the foliage-filled interiors. Despite the barbie pink accessories, marble tables and exposed brick wall filling the quota for every Instagrammer in London, there was something so wonderfully un-try hard about this place. It was cool without being pretentious, minimalist but not obviously purposefully and filled with customers who weirdly weren’t just there for the likes.

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Two lattes in-hand each (no joke – Monday got us, got us bad!) as two of the most b-e-a-utiful bowls of food that I’ve ever seen were placed in front of us. Smoothie bowls that looked like the sort of food I’d draw as a kid or try and make out of playdough. If you’re looking for a chilled venue to spend a few casual barbie-inspired hours whilst watching the craziness of London go by, put this place on your hit list.

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