Every now and then you come across a very special little find, a place that is just rather you and you feel all happy, smug and gooey ( see what I did there) inside and when that place is local to you and pretty much on your door step you also do a little cartwheel inside or maybe outside too! Introducing Black Goo Coffee Shop.
Okay so maybe a stretch at taking the credit as a personal find, I thank Instagram and TringBuzz for showing me the hidden on my doorstep, but a long hobble up the high street ( I was in the early stages of a torn calf muscle ouch) as it poured down with rain. Black Goo was rather lovely, warming saviour to our Saturday morning and actually to a rather grey week. Quirky as hell, steam forming from the coffees, the warmth hits you from the open fire, textures, colours, leopard print, white tiles complete with Johnny Cash and Squeeze quotes, industrial tables next to teal, velvet, yes TEAL VELVET!!! sofas, owl and parrot cushions, fairy lights, beautiful freshly cut orange roses popping more colour, a feast for all senses and just when you think it couldn’t get better, a bacon sandwich with doorstep, hand cut bread passed me, in seconds my thoughts went from restraining myself from pinching the sandwich off the plate to well this is lovely, can I settle in and stay forever?’ It was like a trip to your aunty’s but like if she was Suzie Quattro. It was as bohemian and shabby chic as you can get in the Three Counties with the biggest cakes known, Hansel and Gretel style and, well, a chocolate cake to beat Matilda any day and vintage tea cups for as many Mad Hatters you can find. We felt totally at home!
We found a seat snug in the window on THE teal sofa, with lattes and cups of tea, next to the vintage cigarette machine, not an advocate of smoking at all but this was super cool, before moving to the fairy lit white tiled area for more warm drinks and an English breakfast, all locally sourced of course. All the food in general looked amazing and all written in white chalk on a board, under the hanging industrial lights in a beautiful Victorian building, ……..What more could you want on a Saturday, except maybe a glass of prosecco which F.Y.I they also serve, but it was morning after all!
So if you are local to me or in the Tring area, go say hi, hunker down away from the snow, sit in the corner and have a rather lovely time….Oh and bring me back a piece of cake….
Thank you for reading xx