pavilion des canaux

The Pavillon des Canaux provides a haven: decorated like the Mad Hatter’s house, with a pink bedroom, green living room and blue bathroom, strung with plants and stuffed with comfy chairs… more

la vina san sebastian

The tortilla de patatas is full of flavour, oil and salt. The counter is full of traditional pintxos, fried fish, octopus salad… but everyone comes for the justifiably famous cheesecake. more

pintxos tour san sebastian

Go crazy on a pintxos (pronounced pin-choss) hop in San Sebastian. Most bars have their counter full of the one-bite tapas, for around 1.50-3 euros each. And most will let you help yourself… more


Many of Lisbon’s praças (squares) have a little kiosk in the centre, surrounded by chairs and tables and the Refresco de Camões is one of the nicest.

As well as the usual coffees, they do old-fashioned cordials, made of tangerine or lemon-thyme… more

berlin - princess garden

An oasis of calm: lunch on produce grown on site, under the trees

This community garden grows strawberries, herbs, potatoes in crates and baskets and recycled guttering. more

paris - eclair tour

Eclairs are the new macarons, try the latest trend!

The head chef at Fauchon, Christophe Adam has made the éclair the latest colourful, customisable trend in patisserie. more

sydney - bruschetteria 102

Bruschetta, panini, caffe… and a big smile

For a newly arrived and lonely tourist, Bruschetteria 102 will provide a real Italian welcome, as if they were just waiting for you more