As I said in my last post, we’ve been coming to Florida my whole life and whilst it’s beautiful and the perfect place to relax, you couldn’t exactly describe it as buzzing where we are. My brother was pretty darn relaxed after a few months here and quite keen for a change of scenery which led to me suggesting we do a little road trip. Neither of us had ever been to New Orleans and mum hadn’t been since she was 11 so we decided to head there, with a couple of little stops along the way.
Our first port of call was the quaintest, most adorable little town called Apalachicola. Tucked away on Florida’s northwest coast it’s full of lovely little shops, cafés and restaurants. We arrived early evening and checked into our hotel.
Before taking a quick stroll down the road for dinner, past what is possibly my new favourite car.
Can’t you just imagine driving down the coast in this bad boy with the wind in your hair? Totally dreamy.
Dinner was to be found at the Owl Café Tap Room
Starting off with pomegranate cocktails
Swiftly followed by a couple of portions of ancho pork tacos and some confit duck, gruyere fries (uh huh)
Before Thierry went and ordered himself a nice girly drink. Key lime pie cocktail anyone?
I think this had to be one of my favourite parts of the whole place, everytime an order is ready, this little chap pops out to alert the waitress. How great is that?
On the way home we popped into Tamara’s Café for a last cocktail before bed where I had one of the most potent drinks I’ve ever had (only beaten by the Flaming Ferrari from Nam Long). Let me introduce the blueberry lemon drop martini. She packs one hell of a punch.
After a good nights sleep we decided to have a bit more of an amble around town before we had to get back in the car again.
On our amble we came across a lovely coffee and chocolate shop called the Apalachicola Coffee Company where I had the best iced coffee I’ve ever had, I’m seriously longing for another.
Sadly that was all we had time for before we packed up the car and hit the road once more but I’m so glad we chose to stop in Apalachicola, something tells me I’ll be back.
Next stop Alabama!
The only thing missing is the oysters! Can’t wait to visit!!
Never looked at apalachicola like this, but when we return I will be appreciate it more! I really enjoyed your writing…..