Since being diagnosed with PCOS my relationship with coffee has been strained. It gives me the worst cystic acne, causes my heart to palpitate at a scary rate, which in turn causes me to have a panic attack.
BUT IT TASTES SO GOOD.
I miss the warming sensation I get when I sip a cup early in the morning. The instant rush of energy I get and how my productivity levels stay with me throughout the majority of the day. But alas, I have been drinking green tea and not really feeling awake. I’ve actually turned into a tea obsessive woman as of late. So much so that I’ve created a tea station at work so that my co-workers can enjoy a cup whenever they want.
I still miss coffee…
However, if you love coffee here are some of my favorite places to get them:
Pannikin in Encinitas, CA - house cup, dirty chai, whatever you fancy it will be amazing. Also, get the baked goods. Diets be damned, everything is made fresh and the coffee is roasted just below the coffee house.
Paper Cup Glasgow, Scotland - Get anything with eggs and get a chai, or a cappuccino. It’s a small, very warm welcoming place on the Great Western Road.
Gordon Street Coffee, Glasgow, Scotland - Make sure to take some of their home roasted coffee home! This is the only coffee I still let myself occasionally drink.
New Cafe, Florence Italy - This was my daily coffee shop when I was going to school in Florence, and I still stand by their espresso. They have a good selection of quick sandwiches and pastries. It’s a nice little spot just outside the craziness near the Duomo.
What’s your favorite coffee shop? Do you have a morning routine for your first cup?