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Say ‘Hi’ to Creativity

Say ‘Hi’ to Creativity

Hi all,  Apologies for being quiet recently. Some of you have been doing a great job at kindly (giving me a kick and) letting me know that I haven’t been posting as often as I used to. Sometimes inspiration comes at weird and “inconvenient” moments. […]

An Italian Feast

An Italian Feast

This post is a little different from my usual ones, because this time I am writing to promote a good cause — childhood literacy — that my friend Orsola is supporting here! She is raising money for a charity called Room To Read, which provides […]

Pitfield London, food and homeware treasures in Shoreditch

Pitfield London, food and homeware treasures in Shoreditch

Pitfield London is one of my favorite place on Pitfield Street. It’s a creative homeware concept store conveniently located in less than 5 minutes from Old Street station. The shop has highly inspired the cafe and made it a relaxing and work-friendly place. I like going there […]

Franze and Evans, the coffee/cake and work deal

Franze and Evans, the coffee/cake and work deal

Right at the exit 4 of Old street, Franze & Evans is located in the Bower, a cluster of restaurants and offices in the heart of the City. The coffeeshop is inside the Warehouse, which is an office space. They serve healthy breakfast, delicious lunch […]

Embassy East, where it’s never “just a meal”

Embassy East, where it’s never “just a meal”

Since I moved back to London, this was my first “real” weekend in the city and I was very eager to discover somewhere new and, preferably, with someone new. So, where? That was easily answered. Since I had Embassy East on the top on my […]

Peonies, flower shopping and healthy eating

Peonies, flower shopping and healthy eating

Peonies is not only a little flower shop but also a cute cafe serving healthy food. Located on Faubourg Saint Denis in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, its lovely pink tables and green titles create a vegetal surrounding and give a fresh touch to the […]

SAaM, Korean style Chinese Bao buns

SAaM, Korean style Chinese Bao buns

Finally, I got to taste SAaM’s famous bao buns! First, what are bao buns? They are steamed bread rolls, originally from China, that you fill in with meat, fish or veggies. Surrounded with floral wallpapers and school tables, SAaM does bao buns with Korean style of […]

Meet the Chef of Draw Me a Pastry!

Meet the Chef of Draw Me a Pastry!

My friend Yung, from Hong Kong, recently and (finally) launched her activity as a freelance pastry chef in Paris. She built her own brand, Draw Me a Pastry. This is such an exciting moment, as she has been talking about making the jump since the […]

Fondation Café, just like in Australia

Fondation Café, just like in Australia

Barista: What can I get you? Me: What do you serve in those cute green cups? Barista: Flat white. Me: Then flat white, please. I usually go for a latte but, just for those cups, I got a flat white! Aren’t they cute?? Fondation Cafe […]

Café Pinson, deliciously vegan, organic and healthy

Café Pinson, deliciously vegan, organic and healthy

Café Pinson’s goal is to serve not only healthy and organic, but also photogenic and mouth-watering food. And they rocked it! Its greenish interior makes the environment very cosy and fresh. I particularly enjoy the seats by the great windows. I found them perfect whenever I […]

Granger & Co, travelers’ breakfast spot in London

Granger & Co, travelers’ breakfast spot in London

Whether I just get off the  Eurostar or have an early train to take, Granger & Co is my go-to place! There is one at King’s Cross, the perfect spot for travelers! Apparently, according to my Uber driver, the area of King’s Cross and St Pancras […]

La Chocolaterie, the chocolate lovers’ headquarter

La Chocolaterie, the chocolate lovers’ headquarter

In spring 2016, the top Chef Cyril Lignac opened another shop in Paris, and this time  entirely dedicated to chocolate. He got the idea when he visited New York. There he noticed that many bakeries offered a chill place to eat-in, thus he decided to create […]


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Embassy East, where it’s never “just a meal”

Embassy East, where it’s never “just a meal”

Since I moved back to London, this was my first “real” weekend in the city and I was very eager to discover somewhere new and, preferably, with someone new.

So, where? That was easily answered. Since I had Embassy East on the top on my list for a while, here is the opportunity.

My friends, Kimm and Kenneth, and I got there around noon and the cafe was full (plus, it was a holiday and raining…). However, we still managed to get a table at the back of the coffeeshop. When we checked out the menu, there were so many dishes we wanted to try. We had a hard time choosing but here were our orders: “Eggs and Salmon”, “Eastern Eggs” and, something sweet at the end, their “French Toast” along with a flat white and black coffee.

Morning eggs

Their eggs and salmon might sound like a classic brekky dish. However, their poached eggs were amazingly soft, accompanied with fresh smoked salmon, well toasted bread and tasty green veggies. All these were topped with seeds and wholegrain mustard! It was definitely worth having.

The eastern eggs plate also came with yummy poached eggs and nicely braised eggplants, spinach, goat cheese, tahini yoghurt with dukkah (a mixture of herbs, nuts, and spices) and herbs on top. I was astonished by their mushy but crunchy bread. I can’t stop praising it because, as a food blogger, the camera eats it first (sadly). So, I usually end up having a cold toast and, sometimes, very hard to cut as well. After we took pictures, played around, had all the fun in the world, we finally had our first bite. Then we looked at each other, thinking how stunning the food was… still!

Now the French toast! It came with ripe stone fruit, vanilla mascarpone, slices of white chocolate and fruit syrup. The toast had a slight cinnamon flavor and I found it very interesting. I am usually not a fan of cinnamon, but all together with the fruit’s sweet and sour taste, vanilla smell and white chocolaaaate, perfect combo!

It’s never just a meal

That day my friend Kimm introduced me to her friend Kenneth, or Kenny, for the ones who already feel close.

“He is an INTJ, you guys will get along!” – Kimm

She was refering to his MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), which is a the most popular personality test in the world. According to Myers and Briggs, there are 16 different types of personalities. Each of them has four letters: E (extroversion) or I (interversion), S (sensing) or N (intuition), T (thinking) or F (feeling), J (judging) or P (perception).

The first time I encountered this test, I freshly graduated from my bachelor’s and was highly encouraged to learn about my MBTI in order to find out the career directions that would fit my personality best. That’s why I thought it was the main purpose of this test, but since I met Kimm, I have realized that it was a lot more than that.

She has been studying this personality test since she was 15. As she had difficulties interacting with people, learning about the  MBTI test turned to be very handy. It helped her adjusting her communications skills according to one’s personality, which means that she can tell anyone’s four-letter type after exchanging with them. I think this is an extremly powerful tool, especially because we live in a place where dialogue is key and tensions arise due to misunderstanding or miscommunication.

How about you? Do you know your MBTI?

Embassy East

285 Hoxton St,
London N1 5JX,
UK

Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sat – Sun: 10.00am -4.00pm

Written by Lucia Chauvet