As many uni students will agree (especially those who love a good cliche instagram),  finding the best cafe in your city that serves great food and great coffee is a must. What seemed apparent to myself and my housemate Katie was that any good coffee shop we found also served pancakes. As we started trying different cafes across York, it seemed more a venture to find the best pancakes than anything else. Finally, after trying many different pancake options we've  found our favourite pancake stop in York.


Spring Espresso was one we heard about through the grapevine and we are so happy we found it. We did turn up to find it was full but, after a quick look in a few nearby shops and returning in hope for a seat, we managed to grab a table. 

One of the first things we noticed was the music. We're both Fleetwood Mac fans so hearing their album being played impressed us both. I decided to go for a latte and Katie went for a hot chocolate and they were both great. We enjoyed these while listening to the Fleetwood Mac as well as the usual contemplation of dropping out of uni at the shear thought of exams next term. 

While there was a wait before the pancakes came, they arrived at the right moment before we both had a meltdown thinking of the mound of work that was waiting for us both at home. When they did arrive, we could tell they were going to be good. 

I went for Banana, chocolate chip, Nutella and honey pancakes while Katie went for bacon and blueberry. I absolutely loved mine as they had banana running all through the pancakes and they definitely didn't stinge on the Nutella and honey. Katie also said she loved hers especially the crispy bacon which, compared to the other places we'd tried, was the best. It took us a while to get through the stack but there was no doubt we would both be finishing the whole plate. 

If you're in York, Spring Espresso has two cafes you can try if you're on the hunt for a  pancake stop. I know me and Katie will be heading back next term and might even try something else. 

Let me know if you'd like to see some more York related posts soon!
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x 

This term at uni has been a hectic one and it seems like all I do on my blog these days is apologise for not keeping you updated. But, I've decided this time, I'm not going to apologise but instead share with you how I've been spending the last week or so after the term from hell has finished.

Since finishing this term, I've finally had time to just chill a little. I say a little as end of year exams are still a thing and so are assignments. While still trying my best to stay on top of my work, I've been making sure to have some me time. That includes binge watching Netflix shows as usual (Queer Eye was my binge-watch of choice) as well as tucking into Easter chocolate.

No chilled day is complete without a comfy jumper and, thanks to Tobi, I have the perfect oversized jumper. This Deep End Distressed Jumper* has served me well over these cold days and, along with a lovely cup of tea, I can still feel cosy and chilled even when getting some work done.

I've recently been reading Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow". I definitely don't think it's one for everyone as it was recommended course reading and, while it's a slow-burner, I'm still finding it super interesting. I've been making sure I keep some time a side to read a chapter or two when I can. I find reading for pleasure is something I quickly neglect when I'm busy so having this time to read even a little is great. 

How do you spend your chilled days? Any good Netflix shows I'm missing out on?
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x

*Any products marked * were kindly gifted to me. However, all opinions on the items included remain my own.