Review: Lantana Cafe, Fitzrovia

Mini chains among cafes are becoming quite the trend in London. Three seems to the be perfect number where the owners can still manage each cafe’s details without things getting away from them. Some of these chains go for the duplicate route, essentially opening the same café in different locations; others tailor each venue to…

Review: Riley, Crouch End

Back into Crouch End and another great place – this time an ice-cream café. I heard from a good source that there are over 30 places in Crouch End in which you can get a coffee. That’s a lot for a population of just over 12,000 people. So cafes are having to look at some…

Review: The Spoke, Archway

As a non-cyclist, I’m not sure I quite get the need for cycling cafes but they are a thing. More than a thing – Coffee Stop had an award specially for cycling cafes. So, when the owners of Archway’s excellent Bread and Bean decided to open a new café just round the corner on Holloway…

Review: Foxcroft & Ginger, Soho

Seedy Soho seems to be a thing of the past these days. Berwick Street, with its market, cloth stores and sex shops, has had a bit of rejuvenation recently. While the market is still there, it’s now selling artisan breads and wraps. Some of the sex shops have been closed down and the unit on…