My First 30 Day Challenge: Visiting A Different Cafe Every Day


As I explained in my last post, I’m embarking on a series of 30 day challenges and my first is close to my heart, cafes.  I love visiting cafes, sampling the atmosphere and relaxing while chatting, eating, reading and writing.  I must admit though to enjoying the routine of mostly visiting my local handful.  This first challenge gives me an excuse to explore a bit more broadly, maybe discover some new favourites and to shake up my routine.  It’s also a challenge that’s not going to put too much stress on my body as I try and build up my resilience before any more physical challenges.

The ground rules for this challenge are as follows:

  1. By ‘different’ I mean unique physical locations, not unique chains
  2. There’s nothing stopping me visiting more than one cafe a day (but only one a day counts) and additional visits need not be to new cafes
  3. I can visit cafes that I’ve been to in the past, it would be torment not to visit some old favourites
  4. The implied objective of this challenge is to travel a bit, not just visit 30 different cafes in St Annes!

Every 30 day challenge I’m also stamping out a bad habit, in addition to establishing a new one.  In this case I will be:

not eating anything containing added sugar for the next 30 days

This challenge starts on the 15th of June.

Naturally I’m writing this blog post in a cafe, but already I’m thinking of all of the wonderful old favourites that I’ve given myself an excuse to visit again and all of the new gems that I’m hoping to discover.  It’s going to be fun, and in the spirit of this post I’m decorating it with a photo of the Beach Terrace Cafe, which will surely make my shortlist.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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