It’s all about the small things, and there are two small things that I truly enjoy: coffee shops and hole-in-the-wall places. My two loves came together while I was strolling down Thames for a trip to Newport fave, Mokka Coffeehouse. Located on Spring Wharf (a side street off of Thames), Mokka is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the ever tourist-filled street. What’s best is that Mokka is never too busy, so there is never a worry about feeling too packed in. Surprisingly, I didn’t order a coffee to go along with my croissant, but a Lebanese Lemonade— which combines freshly squeezed lemons with sugar and orange blossom water. While I sat in their courtyard enjoying my breakfast I was in awe of the decor that filled the area. Being the curious person I am, I was able to find out that the collection of decor is owned by Aardvark Antiques, who also owns the Mokka building and also that all the pieces are for sale. You can be sure that whenever you visit Mokka coffeehouse you’ll not only get tasty treats, but also will enjoy their unique outdoor experience.
Mokka Coffehouse is open 8am-4pm, except on Sundays when they close at 4pm. Check out their Instagram @mokka_coffehouse for updates!