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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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Cafes

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

Granger and Co: A thoroughly scrumptious Sunday Brunch

A sprawling, modern, airy and light space, The New branch of Granger and Co Clerkenwell is somewhat a social hub on a Sunday at lunchtime and absolutely scrumptious looking brunch and lunch plates line the tables. I’m so bowled over by a fellow diner’s scrambled egg, avocado and St John’s Bakery sourdough toast, I order ...
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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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Cafes

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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Cafes

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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Cafes

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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Cafes

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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Cafes

Black Lab Coffee: Modish mellow coffee and super cakes

Antipodean cafe venues are aplenty in London’s streets and Black Lab Coffee is another Clapham triumph, alongside Brickwood Coffee and outstanding eateries such as The Dairy. Smooth mellow Climpson and Sons coffee run through a Marzocco coffee machine comes at a near perfect temperature, the milk and coffee are not scalded and the latter art ...
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Breakfast

Counter Cafe: Simply scrumptious veggie breakfast

London has plenty of bohemian, stripped back cafe concepts and Counter Cafe in Hackney Wick is another one of these, with its wooden slightly shoddy furniture and trendy creative types working away on Macs. Marooned within a rough looking art studio (Stour Space) it’s an absolute bugger to get to, so if you’re anywhere else ...
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Breakfast

Lantana Cafe: Trendy brunch with an Aussie twist

I’m starting to get bored of cafe breakfast options, since I’ve consumed one too many Eggs Florentine and Eggs Royale and no one can seem to fork out for decent bread, or cook breakfast properly. Neither can they be bothered to produce their own hollandaise, something I’ve found to be a deceptively simple sauce that ...
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