A small but friendly coffee shop on Teddington’s High Street, Moocha Café is situated opposite a large store belonging to one of the big coffee shop chains. Having visited both I can assure you that the coffee in Moocha is infinitely better!
Moocha’s relationship with its clientele is not forced or fake, they don’t ask your name so they can write it on your cup (like the chain across the road), instead they have got to know the locals by spending time with their regulars. The resulting relationships are therefore much more natural, warm and interesting.
There’s a wide choice of coffees available from Espresso to Mocha and an impressive menu of Mediterranean foods including Halloumi salads and vegetable paninis. The food is freshly prepared on the premises and served in hearty portions.
Today I opted for a latte, which was dark and rich despite the milk and froth. Some lattes are all about the milk and the coffee is lost, this wasn’t the case here! The coffee had hints of caramel and nuts and could be tasted from the very first sip. The beans had been roasted well as there was no tang of burnt coffee here.
As the sun had made a rare appearance I sat at one of the pavement tables and watched the world go by, and read a newspaper provided by the café. It was a lovely way to take some time out of a busy day and relax for half an hour.
Small friendly and independent – I hope it thrives!