Healthy treats in a stylish setting at frozen yoghurt bar, Frae
Where? Frae, 27 Camden Passage, Islington, London, N18EA (www.frae.co.uk)
What? Sitting on Angel’s uber-cool Camden passage, Frae will almost certainly be the next big thing. Selling delicious frozen yoghurt, smoothies and coffee all in an oh-so-cool setting, it has that urban loft kind of feel. Decked out with funky neon strip lights, colourful stools and exposed brickwork, this place just can’t help but attract attention.
Frozen yoghurt? Yes, and it’s organic, too. Frae’s froyo comes in two flavours: original and green tea (the green tea was my absolute fave), and is fat-free, low on calories, and packed full of good-for-you probiotics into the bargain. Choose from 18 lovely toppings, including mango, goji berries, almonds or super-food pomegranate seeds – there really is something for everyone. All in all, your visit can be totally guilt-free. Even the packaging is eco-friendly!
But I fancy treating myself… We did say there was something for everyone. If you’re feeling naughty, try toppings of Oreo cookies, Kit Kat, chocolate brownie or cap’n crunch.
What can I drink? The delicious smoothies are made to order, and come with very high recommendations. Also a must is the ‘Fraeppuchinno’, Frae’s healthy take on the traditional frappuccino. I finished with an excellent fair-trade, organic skinny latte.
Who goes there? Just about everyone! Yummy mummies, super-trendy girls and city workers popping in for breakfast. You’ll find it open in the evenings pumping out cool tunes, and packed with people picking up dessert, or just stopping by after an evening out. It’s only been open a couple of months, and already Frae has its fair share of regulars.
Any celebrity fans? Oh yes. The owners count Sadie Frost and Jemima French among their friends, and have also played host to Keira Knightly and Rupert Friend, so you may even spot a star or two while you’re there.
Need to know? Frae is open from 11am until midnight, seven days a week. Prices start from £2.30 for frozen yoghurt; coffees are from £1.80.