I had the pleasure of attending a Zomato Meetup for bloggers this week at Naked Coffee in Melrose Arch. I really enjoyed engaging with other bloggers and networking. It was a relaxed, fun evening filled with lots to eat and drink!

Naked
Naked Coffee Decor

Naked Coffee is a coffee shop located in the super-cool Infinite Bleu store which has a premium selection of branded denims, sweaters and shoes. It has minimalist look and feel, and the retail store and coffee shop blend together quite well.

We were served lime and cranberry BOS ice tea cocktails to kick the evening off. Sasha from Prep’ed by Sasha Catering joined us to introduce the smorgasbord of paninis, wraps, salads and bakes she had prepared for us. She supplies Naked Coffee with freshly made sandwiches and cakes everyday – all the food we had was fresh, tasty and full of flavour!

BOS Cocktails
BOS Cocktails

 

Smorgasbord of Wraps, Paninis, Salads and Bakes
Smorgasbord of Wraps, Paninis, Salads and Bakes

There was a wide variety of vegetarian options, my favourite was undoubtedly the halloumi in a wholewheat wrap which had a delicious baby aubergine chutney and caramelized onions. The salads were presented in glass jars which were given to us as little take-aways. The quinoa, humus, apple, spinach and lentil salad I had today was unlike any I have tasted before – I really loved the combination of tastes and textures. The lime and honey chicken, pesto and rocket panini is also recommended.

Halloumi Wraps
Halloumi Wraps

 

The food was complemented with a range of BOS Ice Teas, and we could have whatever we desired from the menu to drink. After all the sarmies, I ordered a decadent chai latte and gorged myself on the most divine bakes: A rich butternut and 70% chocolate brownie AND a cashew and white chocolate blondie with peanut roasting Р words cannot even describe how yum it was!!

Cashew & White Chocolate Blondie
Cashew & White Chocolate Blondie
Butternut & 70% Chocolate Brownies
Butternut & 70% Chocolate Brownies

Naked Coffee use only 100 % Arabica beans and have them artisanally hand roasted – you can taste the quality in every sip. They have a small range of loose-leaf teas as well and before we left the lovely meetup I enjoyed a pot of lemongrass and cinnamon tea with Jade from the WriteStyle blog.

Lemongrass Tea
Lemongrass Tea

If you are looking for a great coffee shop in Melrose Arch, this is where you go!

 

A huge thanks to @ZomatoSA, @NakedCofee_, @PrepedBySasha for the great evening

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