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.…

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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…

Review: Kaffeine, Fitzrovia

Kaffeine is one of the big players in the central London coffee scene. It’s hugely active on social media, always busy and has a great spot on Great Titchfield Street – an area itself which is fast becoming a must-do street for all things gastronomic. They were one of the first cafes to contact me…

Review: Double Shot Cafe, Covent Garden

Covent Garden is, to many tourists, the centre of London. The square around which fellow tourists gather – pausing from a day’s shopping, watching the street performers or just passing through and soaking up the ambiance. Its many side streets are filled with both excellent little restaurants and cafes and over-priced tourist traps. Double Shot…

Review: Beam Cafe, Crouch End

The most recent addition to Crouch End’s nearly saturated café scene is Beam. Housed in the former Blockbuster Video store, this is probably the biggest café in the area – though that doesn’t mean it’s not heaving come lunch time. It’s a family run establishment and is just one of a number of new additions to…

Review: B Street Deli, Bermondsey

About Bermondsey Street is not a street I’ve walked down before but I glad I did. When you’ve got London Bridge and Borough nearby, you might wonder why you’d take a wander down here. However, with new high-end offices being built around the area, there’s a lot of venues opening up for these office workers…