Hello and welcome to the first post of the Coffee Adventure series!
I love coffee, and I love traveling and discovering new places. For a while now I’ve been contemplating creating a series like this. After many conversations with the people around me, I decided to delve right in.
A few weeks ago my partner and I decided to go and explore Hastings for the day. We took the train from Dover, changed at Ashford International and an hour and a half later we arrived. It was my first time visiting Hastings, I was excited as my partner had been raving about the mini golf courses for a good part of a year!
After a stop off at a gorgeous fish and chips shop and a lengthy round of mini golf (mostly because I’m terrible! Haha) we made our way through the old town. There are a lot (and I mean, A LOT) of sweet shops.
Before I visit a new place I spend a good amount of time looking on trip advisor to see what coffee shops are about. I read about The Fig a while back and I was super excited when we came across it as we were walking through.
We walked in and immediately I was in love. When I talk about coffee shops, I talk about the ‘coffee shop experience’. I’m a big believer, when you go to a coffee shop, it is an experience! It’s about how you feel when you’re there. It’s about the friendly smiles and light conversations with the barista’s. It’s about the carefully placed decorations around the shop. The paper menus! The cups and saucers. The fig has a lot of plants in their shop, and I loved that! It makes the space just so welcoming and fresh.
I ordered my usual cappuccino and my partner ordered a fresh juice. As we were paying I noticed a bag of their house-blend coffee, I picked some of that up too. (I will be posting a review of that very soon) The lady gestured for us to take a seat.
*Cue Instagram picture time*
There were quite a few people in as we arrived. I took myself over to the window seat, there is something very therapeutic about people watching. The use of space in The Fig was impressive. They cleverly used window seating mixed with a table and chairs to maximise the space.
Our drinks arrived and I was almost giddy! Trying new coffee just gets me so excited and enthusiastic. Plus, they had this beautiful F design for the chocolate sprinkles on top of the cappuccino. I also want to try and get my hands on some of the cups and saucers they had, they were gorgeous!
The coffee was beautifully presented. The foam was on point! And the coffee, oh my! I added a little sugar. It was… dare I say, dreamy? Haha! I was so overjoyed that I had decided to pick up their house-blend. (Good decision, Hannah!)
Overall, the experience was lovely! It will definitely be the coffee shop I go back to when visiting Hastings! I truly recommend you pop in here, you will not be disappointed!
The Fig @ Facebook
The Fig @ Instagram
The Fig, Hastings address:
43 George Street,
Have you visited here? What were your thoughts?
Also, I am making it my mission to visit more and more coffee shops around Kent, and the UK so if you have any suggestions for coffee shops to visit please let me know.