Review: My Kind of Coffee, Crouch End

About And we’re back to Crouch End. As you can probably tell, this is my local area. About two years ago the high street had a bit of a café boom with a number of new places opening in a very short period of time. Among these was My Kind of Coffee, which has its…

Review: Flat Planet, Soho

About I love a good pun, so Flat Planet gets points for not only having a pun on the famous flat whites of Down Under but also doubling down on the word play by serving flat bread pizzas. This café, set at the top of the recently revived Carnaby Street on the edges of Soho,…

Review: Blue Morpho Cafe, Lambs Conduit Street

About Lambs Conduit Street is like a London Shangri La – a mythical place that no one seems to know exactly where it is. Is it Holborn or Russell Square? Or maybe Bloomsbury? In fact, the local maps now just refer to the area as Lambs Conduit Street. What I do know is that it’s…

Review: Hot Pepper Jelly Cafe, Crouch End

About Hot Pepper Jelly was one of the original Crouch End cafes. Since it opened many years ago, a number of competitors have arisen and it’s taken some serious community support to keep this great little place going. Today, it seems to be thriving, mainly due to its quirky menu, a lot of which based…

Review: Maison Trois Garcons, Shoreditch

About Has Shoreditch become the area it always wanted to be with its funky bars, numerous cafes and pop-up shopping mall, or is it moving away from its centre for struggling but exciting artists? I guess it depends on who you are. And while its lack of greenery, 60s tower block aesthetic and moneyed hipster…

Review: Kahaila Cafe, Brick Lane

About Brick Lane, like everywhere in London, is changing. Once famous for its curry houses, you would struggle to find a Tikka Masala before you hit Truman Brewery half way down the lane. The top end is now filled with cafes, vintage stores and, well, more vintage stores. In fact there’s so many vintage stores…

Review: Ruby Dock, Camden

About Oh Camden, how you refuse to grow up. While your Eastern cousins of Shoreditch and Old Street are getting shiny new chains and are kicking out the scruffy artists to Dalston, you remain the same. You’ve tried to change, giving your own market a facelift – but like all good rockers, while the face…