Tuesday 3 September 2019

EL&N Cafe Hans Crescent: a dream come true!

A visit to EL&N cafe is always a good idea, and upon my rendezvous to the Hans Crescent branch, every pretty pink wish was granted. I've been lucky enough to visit three EL&N cafes so far, but this one has to be my favourite by a trillion years! With a love heart wall adorned with sassy quotes to a unicorn carousel, to dreamy fixtures and fittings and to-die-for dragonfruit salads, what's not to love? 

Read on for all the magic you can expect when entering EL&N Cafe in Hans Crescent..... 

Love Heart wall

We were lucky enough to get seated by the actual love heart wall, something I'd really wanted to do last time we'd been but unfortunately couldn't as it was closed. By some miracle on our second visit it was available and empty, so we got the whole of downstairs all to ourselves! I still can't get over how utterly fairytale this setting is, pure Arianna Grande meets 90s Love Heart fever. MADE FOR ME. I'd love a whole house paved with these bright pink love hearts, can you imagine? Fellow pink-a-holics rejoice! 

Seeing as it was April when we came here, my pink floral dress matched with all the cherry blossom surrounding the streets and trees, and even more so with this sweetheart deco! Major thanks as well to my lovely boyfriend, who, realising I'd forgotten my sparkly white heels for my shoot at EL&N made an hour round journey just to drop them off specially at my mum's the night before - a real life Cinderella moment! 


Dragonfruit salads & avocado flower power   
Lunch at EL&N is always next to none, and their dishes did not disappoint! Previously I've only ever really treated myself to their sweet treats, so this time we decided to go savoury. 

Their dragonfruit salad was the ultimate superwoman brunch for my mum, and the avocado dish I chose came with edible flowers adorned on the plate. A feast for fairies! Various fruit teas and coolers were selected seeing as it was too tropical outside to opt for our usual hot chocolates and pink lattes. 

Pink parlour decor 
Swirling marble tabletops are illuminated with stylish low-hanging bulbs, artfully placed to give off an amber glow. The walls are painted a promising pink, housing comfortable booths. Rose gold tables make for the perfect finishing touch. Flowers are displayed prettily with cutlery, and of course the best part of all happens to be the Love Hearts surrounding the downstair wall! 

Unicorn Carousel 
Aside from the gorgeous love heart walls, what really sets the bar high for this EL&N branch is the unicorn merry-go-round. Serious fairground fantasies unleashed! Facing the shopfront and streets, it's a gorgeous greeting once you step foot inside the Hans Crescent branch. 
The only downside to this fairground attraction was that it didn't waltz me off and spin me round, sadly of course it's fixed to the floor, but maybe a future EL&N cafe will even have a real moving carousel? Who knows! I fell head over heels with this cafe and it's definitely a firm favourite! I can't wait to visit again in the very near future ♥︎

Have you been to an EL&N cafe?
I'd love to know your favourite if so! 

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  1. Wow A café made of sweet memories Sophie I love the dishes they are as enchanting as the venue I am so happy you found your prince he seems to be a beautiful human being with a heart of gold You deserve an amazing person to love you and appreciate you because you are gold babe and so is he. Love this venue and the pink horse just made the fairy tale café even dreamier Have a wonderful day pink princess your outfit looks stunning and in perfect harmony with the surroundings Love it xoxo Cris

  2. Wow the pink heart wall looks amazing!!! So jealous!!! x


  3. Such a fantastic place dear! Love the design of the interior and the dishes look so appetizing. Also you look stunningly beautiful!

    Have a wonderful day!:)


  4. What a fairytale of a place, you look so at home!

  5. Looks like pink heaven, Sophie, and made for you! So glad you enjoyed it & your dress is beautiful and really blends in!

  6. I absolutely love the décor of this café! The pink heart wall is so gorgeous - it must've been so fun to visit! Thanks for sharing your experience! :)


  7. OMG love that photos, love the place, love it all ♥
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  8. WOW that cafe is amazing. Pink Love Hart Wall is perfect and well as dragon fruit salat. Now I have one more place that I need to put on my list to visit it. Thank you so much for sharing. I love your pink dress, is perfectly fit with interior and you look so gorgeous. Have a nice day, dear.

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  9. That cafe is so cute! I would love to visit there!


  10. Isn't this place such a dream?! Although, I'm shocked at myself for having not actually visited yet even though I now live pretty close to the place haha. The love heart wall is spectacular! You look really lovely in this floral print dress Sophie; pretty in pink, for sure! :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, this place is gorgeous. You look so fabulous, lovely. So glad you had such a lovely time. Hope you have a beautiful day :)


  12. This place is so cute and lovely.
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  13. What a beautiful place! Your outfit goes perfect with it!


  14. Such a lovely and nice place to dine. Definitely Instagrammable too! Thanks much for sharing my beautiful Sophie. You look amazing in that dress. Love it! :-)


  15. What an awesome cafe! it's great it was so empty and you got to take photos everywhere, your outfit is so perfect and this place is so you - so perfectly pink! :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

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  16. I love the sugary pink theming! You matched the decor perfectly in your outfit too :) ♥ I agree, a moving carousel would be so fun! ♥♥♥ xxx

  17. Sadly, I have never been to an EL+N cafe, but I'm loving the look at the one you visited.
    The rose print dress you were wearing is beautiful - you looked fabulous posing in it in front of the Love Heart wall. The dragonfruit salads look yummy! The unicorn carousel sounds like fun - I love the photo of you astride the pink unicorn!!!


  18. I can't believe how pretty it looks! You got some amazing photos, and lunch looks just as good as the decor! x

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  19. How cute... especially this wall full of hearts! I can feel the love <3


  20. Is this in London? London has the cutest cafes!

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  21. Oh MY! What a wonderful cafe and a true photo op plus great food, does not get any better then that!

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  22. Aww this café is so cute and I love what you wore <3


  23. This wall with hearts looks stunning <3<3 Regards:**