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Cafe Pistou: Charming Provencal Cuisine in Exmouth

Exmouth market is an inviting food street in London in the sunnier seasons and there are a line of relatively good bistrou, coffee outlets and tapas restaurants, one of the latest of which is the French Cafe Pistou, nestling rather attractively as an aquamarine building on the edge of the market. It aims to reinterpret ...
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Caravan Kings Cross: Accomplished, affordable modern cuisine

Caravan in Kings Cross occupies a large warehouse Industrial space with stripped back decor, exposed brickwork and ducts and lively atmosphere. It’s not the most visually appealing of spaces and lacks intimacy  but the tapas and large plates range from the above average to really rather accomplished. Food is well turned out on the whole ...
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Greenwich Kitchen: Comforting but quirky modern menu

If you happen to be hovering around the O2 or in the Greenwich area one new restaurant venue worth frequenting is most certainly Greenwich Kitchen, a small, modern broadly tapas themed restaurant with a short lunch menu consisting of some modern more innovative dishes such as root vegetables with carrot sorbet and curry granola and ...
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Breakfast

Jago Shoreditch: Ottolenghi inspired small plates

Jago a new restaurant venture with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences in Hanbury Street Shoreditch has a futuristic, modern, clean decor and boasts a former chef (Louis Solley) from the kitchen of Ottolenghi so it’s no surprise to see some typical Mediterranean vegetarian dishes with the ethos to cuisine grounded in simplicity, flavour ...
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Artisan Cafe: Stamford Brook’s Antipodean cafe gem

Artisan Cafe is nestled off the corner of King Street and Goldhawk Road in Stamford Brook and is clearly a asset to the area with it’s typically contemporary stripped wooden decor with a modern, artsy sensibility, fabulous Allpress coffee (Nude is also offered) and reliable sandwich, cake and pastry options for diners. The food menu ...
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Mother’s Milk: Only coffee and above average

It’s a strange concept to diminish your own skills for profit but that’s what Mother’s Milk do, offering only average coffee in an assuredly small pocket sized space off of Regent Street in Little Portland Place. Founders Will and James, formely two well established baristas promise on the website ‘alright expresso in an already saturated ...
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Breakfast

KIN Cafe: Fresh, honest food and great coffee

Fitzrovia newbie KIN Cafe has only been open three months and is already garnering a loyal following due to is great coffee blends, which are regularly rotated and currently feature Roundhill Roastery, a lovely, mellow coffee blend, which they create a beautifully creamy flat white and cappuccino with, and they’re good selection of healthy, fresh ...
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Breakfast

Ozone Coffee: Ice cool ambience but fantastic coffee spot

Old Street coffee roaster Ozone was established in 1995 by Jamie and Karen Hodson who along with their passion for artisan coffee and philanthropy in general were dedicated to helping street kids in agencies across South America. This passion lead them to remote villages where the primary source of income working in coffee plantations. This ...
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Bars and pubs

Penkul and Banks: Another funky Shoreditch gem

Like other trendy tapas venues in the area Penkul and Banks offers a typically modern, light and innovative tapas style dining experience, with brunch item classics and lunch and dinner dishes ranging from simple salads to slow cooked pork belly, smoked salmon and avocado and other typically di rigueur dishes that often poorly constructed and ...
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Breakfast

Workshop Coffee Farringdon: Effortlessly cool coffee spot with excellent cuisine

Whether you’re a fan of good coffee or laid back dining with a cool, easy edge but competently drummed up every time, Workshop Coffee in Farringdon is the place to go, standing out among London’s other top coffee venues and similar Antipodean style restaurant menus. It’s a happy restaurant/cafe hybrid that incorporates a more formal ...
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Speakeasy: Young, funky and excellent coffee

If you’re looking for one of London’s best coffee options I heartily endorse The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs shops, which incorporate the Carnaby Street based Speakeasy, a trendy, ultra modern cafe spot with plenty of space to chill out, work or have a lunch business rendezvous and enjoy some fantastic View of the ...
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Urban Tea Rooms: Soho’s Modern tea room twist

Independent, modern and funky cafe Urban Tea Rooms inhabits a space in Kingly Street close to London’s bustling Carnaby Street and whether you’re looking for a decent lunch, good tea selection or high quality Allpress coffee it’s sure to cater for your needs. Launched by freelance journalist Sophie Hudson and her boyfriend who wanted to ...
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St Clements Cafe: Parson’s Green quaint coffee gem

Quaint Parson’s Green cafe St Clements is an ideal sarnie, salad or coffee stop in the region, offering decent Ozone coffee and a range of breakfast, lunch and cake items for reasonably prices. It has a tea-room vibe with pale blue walls, bare wooden furniture and a tasteful, old-fashioned sensibility to the decor. The Marzocco ...
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Latte art across London

London plays host to some of London’s best coffee roasters with highlights in terms of roasters including Volcano, Climpson and Sons, The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, Nude, Tap, Monmouth and various other well established names across the city. Being a huge fan of the flat white containing a double shot with a layer ...
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