Nestled within leafy southern Surrey is a little gem, namely Hemingways of Haslemere. A coffee shop, gift shop and wine bar, I always look forward to coming here whenever I need a place to meet friends for a good catch up, so I knew I had to share it with you!
If you imagine ‘postcard’ England with its quaint little towns and villages full of character, Haslemere itself is the embodiment of just that. So it’s no surprise that somewhere as cosy, welcoming and unique as Hemingways sits on the town’s high street.
When the sun is out, bright red parasols welcome you into Hemingways, which reminded me so much of the hanging red umbrellas in Belgrade. Walking into the cafe itself, it feels like the kind of place you want your home to be; inviting, relaxed and decorated with trinkets which look as if they’ve been brought home after far-away travels. The interior of Hemingways is also sprinkled with little fairy lights, which is a fabulous touch suitable not just at Christmas.
The staff have always been lovely, and nothing is too much trouble. They’re happy to recommend their favourite drinks or dishes, which led to me having a green smoothie including spinach and yoghurt this morning- it was just as delicious as promised. Given the prolific tea consumption in this country, there is, of course, a vast selection available, so there will definitely be something to suit your tastes. (Mine’s a green tea every time.)
In terms of food, you’re spoilt for choice. Whether you’re after a panini, baked potato, all-day breakfast or a slice of cake, you’re bound to find something on the extensive menu at Hemingways. The friend who first introduced me to this cafe and I are incredibly fond of the selection of pancakes available, and when you’re having a long-overdue catch up and celebrating lots of good news, you could do much worse than to bring pancakes with bacon and maple syrup into the mix.
So naturally, we did.
Supporting independent cafes means that you come across little places like this. So if you’re in Surrey and want to see a little more of what that beautiful county has to offer, head to Haslemere and stop off for a coffee, or more, at Hemingways.
I promise you won’t be disappointed.
If you fancy a coffee and a catch up, you can find Hemingways here: