I was fortunate enough to make my first visit to the lovely ladies of You don't bring me flowers in Hither Green today, thanks to Anne offering to buy my lunch to cheer me up as I was suffering on my sick bed (hayfever).
It's a quirky little place - part-florist, part coffee-shop. The food was delicious, I had a cheddar cheese and onion marmalade sandwich followed by raspberry and chocolate cake and Anne had a smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich followed by apple and walnut cake. The cake selection looked fabulous and it was difficult to make my decision.
We sat upstairs where there are a couple of tables and some comfy chairs, as well as a roof terrace, although it was raining so we stayed inside. It would be really easy to lose yourself for an afternoon drinking coffee and eating lovely cakes and you certainly don't feel rushed away!
The decor is fab - shabby chic I suppose you might call it - and has obviously been put together with someone with a real flair for design and an eye for detail. It's meant to look thrown together I think, but it's obviously been carefully planned, right down to the mirror on the wall which is exactly like the one everyone's grandma had and has now thrown out! Even the plates and glasses/mugs we were served our meal on form part of the design.
It's fabulous to see Hither Green sustaining such a lovely little shop as this, and shows it can be done!