Review: The Coffee Jar, Camden

Camden’s Parkway road is the link between the lush greenery and wealth of Regent’s Park and the grit and grime of Camden. At one end of the road is the high end York & Albany while at the other are the Italian restaurants that have been around for decades. Along its stretch is everything from…

Review: Store Street Espresso, Bloomsbury

Store Street, just off Tottenham Court Road, is one of those London streets that you wouldn’t know about unless someone took you there. Cleverly, they have made a strip of the shops unify their fronts and has its own website, giving the area, which could have been just another random side street, a real community…

Review: Cinnamon, Belsize Park

While Belsize Park and Hampstead are relative wastelands for independent cafes –  possibly due to the high cost of the rent and the fact that the wealthy locals have big homes and gardens that they are reluctant to leave – if you walk five minutes south you come across England’s Lane. At first it looks…

Review: Scooby’s Boutique Coffee Bar, Muswell Hill

So, we’ve had bike themes and travel themes and circus themes – now we’ve got what claims to be London’s first dog themed cafe. And while a cafe for dogs would be a great idea somewhere near, say, Hampstead Heath, I’m not sure how much demand there is for one in Muswell Hill. Literally the…

Review: Rapha Cycle Club, Soho

Some cafes have a background theme, such as circus or cardigans. These are displayed through nice little touches here and there or in a name. Rapha Cycle Club, as the name suggests, also has a theme – but this is not in the background, this is very much in the forefront. In fact, you could…

Review: The Old Dairy Café, Fitrovia

Sometimes you want a cafe that isn’t about being super cool or at the cutting edge of coffee technology. Sometimes you want somewhere that is comfy and friendly and somewhere you can relax in. Normally, these types of cafes are found in London’s little suburbs or commuter towns. However, slap bang in the middle of…