Having lived in Southend-on-sea for 2 years now I am always hunting out hidden gems and lovely places to visit... (it is not all tacky arcades and white stilettos honest!!) Petite Patanque is vintage style cafe set around a bowling green in a victorian conservation area, in the summer they set the chairs and tables out around the green and all the cream teas are served on vintage china. It really is a dream!!
Roll on summer time when me and Amelie can be ladies that lunch and meet other mummy friends there!!