Author Archives: Matt's Tale

About Matt's Tale

A New Age travel writer, seeing the old in the new and the bold in the blue - but mainly seeking the freedom to be, as much as to do. His tales come from meeting modern day travellers following their likes of King Arthur to Geoffrey Chaucer, leading him on to places considered "Camelot" and different ways to see Canterbury and cafes a lot. Email: mattstale@yahoo.co.uk Twitter: @mattstale

The Syrian “sin” of The Coffee House

Spare a thought for Syria next time you are in a coffee house reading a newspaper, or simply talking freely with a friend in one, because the origins of the coffee house – now more commonly known as a café … Continue reading

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Bridging the Bohemian and The Bourgeois

There are so many good little cafes in the Borough of Camden that it is really hard to know where to start.  Taking it to the bridge – in combining it with a garden centre, antique shop and healthy organic … Continue reading

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Fables of The Farmer’s Market

There’s something old, but new, at the little place I get my coffee from on Sundays down at The Queen’s Park Farmer’s Market.  It too, just like Eddie’s Coffee Cart in Paddington, is something of a guilty pleasure – except … Continue reading

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Coffee A La Carte

For the last few months I have survived the rigours of the basin – Paddington Basin, that is. One of the little guilty pleasures which has helped me start and survive the day has been this little coffee cart that … Continue reading

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The Dock of The Bay

For my friend, Antonio, who is “new in” to Sydney So I am back here again at Quest Base Camp, after my little sojourn in the Southern Hemisphere – and in reflecting back on this quest so far on this … Continue reading

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The Old Home Town Café

Recently I had the opportunity to return to “the old home town” – Wellington, New Zealand. It did indeed feel a little like the opening lyrics from that song made famous by Tom Jones – “The Green, Green Grass of … Continue reading

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Sheesha Surprise!!

Further to my Right Royal Sheesha posting in January. The very next day after posting that story I was involved in a minor car accident where a car ran into the back of mine when we had to stop, relatively quickly, … Continue reading

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