Review: The Cardigan Club Cafe, Tufnell Park

Tufnell Park shouldn’t really be as nice as it is. On the stretch of road between the transport hub of Archway and the tourist centre of Camden, the area is no more than about half a mile of businesses along the road side. However, with the Heath not too far and a number of cafes,…

Review: Four Corners Cafe, Waterloo

Tucked away behind Waterloo Station is Lower Marsh, another of London’s hidden gems. Once it was the place to go to get cheap, yet excellent, Chinese food. Now, it has undergone a bit of a change, with a regenerated top end near the Old Vic Theatre and a little market selling cup-cakes and the like.…

Coffee Stop London Awards

The Coffee Stop London Awards, like my blog, are a new entry to the London coffee scene – a scene that has been growing rapidly over the past few years. And while there have been awards for ‘Best Cafe’ and ‘Best Coffee’ from elsewhere, never has their been an awards ceremony that covered pretty much…

Review: Ginger & White, Hampstead

Hampstead should really be full of cafes. It’s a wealthy area so people have plenty of spare time; it has the Heath nearby so attracts lots of day trippers and Londoners wanting a bit of green space; and it even has a bit of its own arts scene – and we all know how those…

Review: Candid Cafe, Angel

Tucked away behind Angel station, you’d be hard pressed to find this little cafe if you didn’t know where it was. Part of the Candid Arts Trust, this unique eatery is not only down a back alley but also up some pretty unwelcoming looking stairs (think student stairwell). But it is worth the trek –…

Review: The Kitchen Table, West Hampstead

London is made up of tiny little enclaves. Sometimes it’s a town, like Brixton or Hampstead; other times it’s simply a street. These are the true London secrets. Pick the wrong road and you’re in the middle of a housing estate. Pick the right one and you’re on a Lambs Conduit Street, Church Street or, where…

Review: Front Room Cafe, Finsbury Park

I get the theory of clustering in shops when it comes to things like paint supplies or clothing. Shops where you can go from one to the next looking for a bargain or an item that’s only in stock in one of the stores. However, I don’t really understand why it happens with cafes. I…