|Al fresco drinking on Carnaby Street on a sunny afternoon|
Sacred (spelt with an upside-down A) is a kiwi coffee shop with a few cafes around London. The Carnaby Street outlet was the original, but they are popping up all over town, with branches in Stanford's bookshop in Covent Garden, Westfield and in Highbury, to name a few. As so often the case with kiwi coffee houses, Sacred has an extremely laid back feel: it's covered in a combination of New Zealand and Catholic kitch, which may sound incongruous, but really does work. However, while the cafe has a chilled out vibe, the baristas are serious about their drinks as they take real pains to press the perfect coffee and brew immaculate tea.
|One of the cuter bits of decor inside|
|A divine pesto, cheese and tomato panini|
|Almost too good to eat (didn't stop us though!)|
|New Zealand lolly cake|