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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

L’ETO Caffé: Super salads and scrumptious cakes

First established in 2011 on Soho’s busy Wardour Street L’ETO’s cafes and restaurants now inhabit various London locations, namely Belgravia, Chelsea, Kensington, King’s Road, Mayfair and Soho. The aim is to provide delicious hand-made cakes, salads, breakfasts, artisan sandwiches and main courses, with food available for catering orders and deliveries. Salads and mains can be ...
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Bakeries

Daylesford Organic Pimlico: Offering Fine Organic Fayre

Daylesford Organic have been producing organic food for over 30 years. The concept is centred around a working organic farm (originally established by Carole Bamford) and a passion for seasonal, ethical produce that has translated into two London-based farmshops and cafes and seasonal organic, produce sold in Waitrose and other independent stores nationwide. There are ...
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Niche Food and Drink: Bring on brunch

Modern British bakery and cafe Niche Food and Drink, a mere stones throw away from Angel tube station doesn’t have an easy job inhabiting an area lined with established eateries, but does deliver tasty inexpensive breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners cooked from scratch. It’s fairly quiet on a Sunday afternoon at midday. Their weekend brunch ...
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Bakeries

Le Pain Quotidien: A Taste of Rustic France

Rustic French cafe and bakery Le Pain Quotidien was established by Alain Coumont. He discovered the fine art of bread making as a small child by watching his grandmother bake bread every Sunday and subsequently embarked upon a career as a chef in Brussels. He couldn’t find the right bread for his restaurant and returned to his roots ...
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Breakfast

Niche quiche is a welcome lunch

It’s easy when you’re wandering down Upper Street in Islington to forget corners occupied by cafes such as Niche Food and Drink on Roseberry Avenue, a stones throw away from Angel tube station and round the corner from Jamie’s Italian Kitchen. This bijoux and contemporary cafe focuses on hand produced salads, quiches, pies, hot meals, ...
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Bakeries

Fait Maison: Super salads and cakes?

You’ll notice if you’ve perused my blog that for salads (for the super health conscious and lovers of good food) I rarely deviate from Yotam Ottolenghi. Sure it’s expensive for a bit of salad and I’m lately a convert to raw food and vegan cafe Inspiral (you must try!), but could another London city cafe ...
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Bakeries

Yotam Ottolenghi: Salads and desserts to die for

Yotam Ottolenghi is a much acclaimed Israeli-born chef and cookery writer who previously worked as a pastry chef at The Capital, Michelin-starred restaurant in Knightsbridge, among other prestigious venues. Ottolenghi draws from various shores, but his influence is mainly Mediterranean, the Middle East and Asia. The first Ottolenghi deli was established in Notting Hill in ...
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