Sunday, 29 January 2017

Hull Spotlight: Thieving Harry's


Not to overload my blog with monthly features, but here's another one! To celebrate Hull being UK City of Culture this year I thought I'd do a little series on my favourite places in Hull - independent shops, cafes and the like because the independent ones are what really makes a place aren't they? Don't get me wrong, I love a good Costa, but there's nothing like a place with unique personality and a personal touch. Plus it feels pretty darn good to give local businesses a bit of support and love in a year that I'm sure is going to be an insanely busy one for them!

A place I knew I had to include because it does the best coffee I've ever had (in italics because that's how much I mean it) is Thieving Harry's. The coffee is just the right strength for me, the milk is so creamy, the temperature is just right and it's basically everything that the coffee snob and ex barista in me wants in a coffee. The cafe itself is in the most beautiful old warehouse by the marina on a cute cobbled street and the interior has kept the warehouse vibe with heaps of quirky features, while emanating cute cosy cafe at the same time. Dreamy.





I'd just like to point out that the pictures in this post weren't taken all on one visit - I'm not that greedy I promise (although I probably could eat all of this if given the chance because it's all so delicious). Let's start with breakfast. I don't actually have a picture of my all time favourite breakfast from here, probably because I guzzle it down as soon as it comes before I've had a chance to take one, but it's their homemade honey baked granola, which is served with greek yogurt, berries and a berry compote and I genuinely think I could probably live off just that and not get bored of it. What I love about their breakfast menu is that it's served until 3.45pm so you can literally be the latest riser ever and still get there in time for breakfast/brunch. Anyway, what I do have a picture of breakfast-wise is their eggs on toast with chorizo and tomatoes. They do a variety of eggs on toast (yes avo lovers, they've got one for you too) but I think this is my favourite even if I do leave feeling like I need to eat nothing but kale for a month because I've got chorizo fat oozing out of pores (too good to resist though).




Now let's talk about lunch. It's funny because the lunch menu isn't the biggest, but I'm still always in a dilemma trying to choose between things to have. My favourite thing to get is the soup of the day with half a grilled cheese (usually the avo one because I really am that basic). The soups are ridiculously tasty - posh soup at its best I'd say and I don't know how they make it, but there must be some ingredient in it that makes even the most boring sounding flavour soup the tastiest thing you've ever eaten. Also the soups are perfect for dipping chips in - is that a gross thing to do? Then there's the grilled cheese, which I need to find a different word but 'tasty' to describe because I feel like I've used that a zillion times already, but yeah...they're bloomin' tasty.

I'm yet to visit in the evening, but that's 100% on my to do list as I know they're open late on weekends for drinks and food ands it would be the best place to just chill and drink with friends in. So basically if you like amazing coffee, great food and a unique and beautiful setting this is the cafe for you and one of the many reasons you should visit Hull (or just go to the cafe if you already live here...)



What's the best coffee you've ever had?

Amy x
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  1. This looks amazing 😍☕️ Somewhere I would love to visit if I'm around the area.

    I really enjoy a fresh filter coffee in a quirky coffee shop hidden away ☕️

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. Hopefully you get the chance to visit one day because it really is amazing! xx

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  2. All of this food looks totally mouthwatering! I'll admit to never having dipped chips in my soup before but now you've mentioned it, I'm actually intrigued to try it! Avocado toasties sound absolutely fab as well! Now I don't drink coffee but the best tea I've ever had was the Lavender tea I tried at an afternoon tea experience a couple of weeks ago, so I'd definitely go for that as my fave! Thanks for sharing Amy, a great post as always!

    Abbey 💓 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Haha I hadn't until I went here but chips and soup should definitely be a thing haha! Lavender tea sounds delicious! xx

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  3. I didn't think I could love coffee any more but so far 2017 has taken my addiction to a whole new level...and now I'm craving one of those badboys in your top image! This place looks amazing- love how you've pointed out you didn't eat it all in one trip haha! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. My addiction is so real this year - they are literally the best coffees ever! xx

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  4. The coffee shops interior looks amazing and the coffee looks amazing! I'll have to look out for it if I'm ever in Hull x

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    1. Yeah you definitely should, hopefully you get the chance to visit! xx

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  5. I'm not a big coffee person but Thieving Harry's looks like a wonderful place! I am loving all your photos and you definitely need to go in the evening and let us all know how it is. The food looks wonderful! (:

    Single Vegas Girl
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    1. I've heard their hot chocolates are pretty good too so there's something for everyone :) xx

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  6. This place is so beautiful, I really want to go! Omg it looks so goooood dude!

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. It's so good, definitely visit if you're in the area :) xx

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  7. This food all looks delicious 😍

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    1. They do the most delicious food it's all incredible! xx

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  8. This place looks amazing!! I have never been to Hull before but would definitely visit Theiving Harry's given the chance as this looks right up my street. The food looks incredible and totally love you for supporting your local businesses!!

    www.beauteagenes.com

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    1. Yeah you should definitely give it a visit if you ever come to Hull! xx

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  9. This looks like such a cute little place, the food looks delish too! x

    Sick Chick Chic

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    1. It's the cutest and the food is amazing! xx

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  10. This looks amazing! I'm hungry just looking at this! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Haha I'm hungry every time I come on here to reply to a comment! xx

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  11. I've actually never been in there yet; the only time I'm in town is when I'm at work so I never get chance to explore my own city! I'm a fussy eater so I'm not sure about the menu for myself but those chips look beautiful! I can always just stop in for a drink when I get the chance too!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah it's a lovely place to just pop in for a drink! Maybe if there's some City of Culture stuff happening around there you'll get the chance! xx

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  12. An ex barista, how cool! :) I didn't know! And breakfast served till 3:45 pm is great - many times I want to have hash browns (I loove!), fried egg and baked beans with toast around 1 pm and I never ever found a place that serves that! It's nice that Hull is the culture capital of the UK this year! Loved the pictures! Hope you have a very nice week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thanks Denise, it's so good that they serve breakfast til that late!xx

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  13. The pictures of the food make me so hungry, the place looks beautiful to!! xox

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    1. Ah me too, the food is amazing and the place is lovely! xx

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  14. I can honestly say that i've never been to Hull before but this place looks SO delicious, if I ever go I'll be sure to pay a visit to Thieving Harry's as it looks just SO dreamy!

    Hayley xo
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    1. If you ever get the chance to visit Hull definitely go to Thieving Harry's (also give me a message and I'll come with you haha!) xx

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  15. Ooh those fries look delicious! I agree, as great as Costa (etc.) are for quickly grabbing snacks, it's the smaller cafés that really have the personality!

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    1. Yeah definitely, it's so nice to have a bit of personality in a place! xx

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    1. It is absolutely amazing - the food, drink and the decor! xx

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  17. I felt so hungry after reading this! As ever Amy your pictures are amazing!! xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy, I'm always trying to improve my photography so that means a lot :) xx

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  18. I've never visited Hull before. It never really gets talked about as a place to visit. It'll be good to learn more about the city with your future posts!

    Corinne x
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    1. Yeah it doesn't really get talked about and it is quite a small city really. You should totally come and visit though, it's only an hour away from Leeds on the train :) xx

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  19. Oh wow it sounds like such a lovely place! I love the decor xx

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    1. A lot of it has kept the character of the original warehouse it's great :) xx

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  20. Omg the grilled cheese, literally the absolute dream. Independent coffee shops are my fave - although don't get me wrong, I do love a good starbucks - and I always try to support them as much as poss (blatant excuse to drink nice coffee all day ;) )

    Elle
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    1. It really is! And you're so right, what better than an excuse to drink coffee all day! xx

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