Are you, like me, enjoying a leisurely coffee this cool, at last, Saturday morning?
I'm also munching on a slice of crusty Farmer Bread slathered with butter
and my favorite English marmalade!
It's the weekend and I'm in 'spoil myself' mode.
Never ready to pass by an attractive bakery/coffee shop, we were thrilled
to stumble over Elephantine tucked into a tiny alley in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
during our recent visit to New England.
Elephants are much-loved by us having been a huge part of our African safaris.
Anytime I see something elephant-related I must explore!
The story of the bakery, its owners, its name, and how it came to be, is so interesting -
read about it HERE on their website.
Above, the charming owner Nadine with the most beautiful crafted breads and pastries.
I chatted with her about the stunning decor of the retail and seating area space,
with a few tables and chairs for enjoying a drink and pastry. Bob and I each had an
almond croissant, the best ever!
Outside, plenty more seating in the alley is an option to relax and
enjoy people watching.
and trees, with geometric patterns on adjoining walls, all were amazing . . . . . with
vintage wood, marble, and brass touches, all blended together making an elegant yet
colorful and comfortable space. . . . .
. . . . . and then there was the restroom!
Zebras cavorting across brilliant red walls, so unexpected and fun.
If ever in Portsmouth, a fun, bustling seaport hugged up to the bridge crossing
the border with Maine (another favorite state) - don't forget to turn down the
little alley and head for the elephant sign.
At Elephantine you will be welcomed warmly by the fragrances of
fresh baked breads and excellent coffee. . . . . .and friendly people.
Actually, Portsmouth is a place now on that little list I keep tucked away
in the back of my mind of places I would consider moving to!
Enjoy your weekend.