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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TBC: Spacious cafe concept with homely classic food

Hip Shoreditch plays host to an array of modish cafe venues and The Book Club is no exception, occupying quite an expansive space in a lunch-time and late night drinking venue that occupies a former Victorian Warehouse on Leonard Street. The interiors feature the common exposed brick walls, simple but sleek wooden furniture and floorboards ...
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Slate Coffee: Bijoux antipodean Shoreditch spot

Slate is a funky shoe box sized cafe spot in the heart of Shoreditch with a decent selection of breakfast and lunch offerings and one of the few venues offering a laudable matcha latte and some silky Allpress coffee for lovers of something more mellow like myself. Affectionately called a Flattie, my flat white correctly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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