The sight on London streets of vans and bikes covered with grass and carrying gourmet frozen yoghurt may have added another layer to the rich tapestry of day-to-day street life in the capital.
These coffee shops two streets from Marble Arch with a similar natural theme are both the products of the same owner, Australian Prue Freeman who has given life to her dreams with ‘Daisy Green’. Quality coffee and healthy food is the order of the day and her vision is visible on every artistic corner.
Daisy Green’s food with an organic approach, without preservatives, and the company tries to support local farmers wherever possible.
The main delicacy on offer is frozen yoghurt, served with a bounty of topping choices, such
as strawberries, mixed fruits, cookies, brownies and the intriguing notion of caramelised bacon. Healthier versions of yoghurts are also available ‘naked’ (i.e. without toppings). They are all fat-free. One regular portion may be enough for one yoghurt lover, while one large portion may be enough to fill two people.
Coffee fans may appreciate the high-quality brews on offer, served with Jersey Milk sourced from a small farm in Somerset. For customers who prefer things sweet, Daisy Green offers an organic, whole cane sugar. Cakes are homemade, aimed to be prepared with love and care and may be a perfect start to a busy day.
After the breakfast options of yoghurt, cakes or coffee, Daisy Green offers lunch (or brunch) in the form of salads and wraps, homemade variations which aim to change every day and include combinations such as green peas with cheese, green salad with avocado, mango and red pepper or bean sprouts with pomegranate seeds. On the top of the salads, one may decide whether to have salmon, smoked directly on the premises, or raw beef. There is also a chilli pesto which is a great combination with the raw meat.
Visually, the location is divided into two sections. The first area contains a simple counter and seating area with views of the street, the food on display and with knowledgeable staff members explaining the company’s vision of healthy meals. ‘Winter Garden’, the second section of Daisy Green is located downstairs. This is a larger seating area covered with a grass carpet and colourful wall displays each with a different theme.
The atmosphere comes across as calm and the colours may make you smile. Also, there are bananas everywhere, on the tables, on the chairs, etc and with the banana cake a particular highlight of the menu. For lovers of the yellow fruit, this place may definitely change your mind.
An above average coffee shop and the atmosphere provided speaks for itself. It seems to be a really strong competitor for the more established SNOG brand of frozen yoghurt outlets, as well as being a very interesting alternative to the many well-known coffee chains thanks to the excellent quality coffee beans used. Aiming to offer more than just a simple coffee, it may awaken a new interest in the healthier side of life within one.
Daisy Green opens until 6.30pm every day of the week (including weekends), however dropping by a little later, the staff may happily serve you and offer all the food options. The opening times aim to be changed during the summer months, offering ‘late’ hours.
20 Seymour Street , Marble Arch, W1H 7HX
6:30am – 6:30pm
8:30am – 6:30pm