Today there has been some kind of crazy BT problem caused by a fire in Paddington, which means that the phones in my office are dead. The internet (ancient as it is) runs through these phones, and while I can blog til my heart’s content, my email is also down so I can do, basically, nothing.
With this in mind, the only minion in the office and I decided to hop it over to Covent Garden for a little bit of shopping, and just when we were getting thirsty this magical place appeared before us:
I’m sure it didn’t actually appear from nowhere but I’ve never seen it before. From what we can tell, it is called ‘Souk’ and on the sign it said they sold coffee… which is all I needed to know.
We entered through the magical shrouded doorway and were apparently transported through time and space to Morocco. The entrance hall was filled with foot stools and mini mosaic covered tables, and drapes and candles were everywhere! At the end of the hall was a set of double doors that lead into the main restaurant part. We tucked ourselves away around a corner and sprawled over the scatter cushion covered couches in middle eastern delight.
A man at the other end of the bar seemed to be getting a lot of visitors while we were there. Hmm… Moroccan coffee bar or secret front for drug smuggling ring? (for reasons of personal safety I should probably point out that he was probably interviewing people for a job there. Boring!)
While it does amazing real food, we just fancied a little snack, so I got garlic pitta with feta cheese which was absolutely devine, and the minion got the most melt in your mouth freshly made chips you will ever taste.
It would be an amazing place to go on a date – maybe a second or third date when after I’ve checked they appreciate Harry Potter. No point wasting magic like this on a muggle.
We got onto deep and meaningful subjects like where we’ll be in ten years etc. I reckon I’ve pretty much got a good plan sorted – in fact, hearing about the minions problems made me more certain that I’m finally turning into a real grown up! (who shags around a bit… but I’m single so who cares?)
If you’re ever near Seven Dials, go check out Souk. It’s awesome. That is all.