Thursday 01 March, 2012

Dalston Lane Cafe – Hackney Downs


Dalston Lane Cafe is a caff in the proper sense of the word. Greasy spoon style with nice little wooden tables, chequered table cloths serving straightforward bacon sandwiches none of this avocado on toasted sourdough with pine nuts crap…

Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden – Dalston


The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is one of the best parts of Dalston. Just when I thought Dalston had everything, great restaurants, the city’s best cafes, nice bars, great shops and plenty of other random stuff I discover this amazing garden…

Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Breads Etcetera – Clapham


Take this for a concept, all you can eat toast. It’s a nifty idea and we all like a good gimmick. Each table has it’s own Dualit toaster and there is a selection of lots of different freshly baked bread and a variety of jams and spreads to choose from along with various side dishes…

Thursday 09 February, 2012

To the Jungle – Dalston


First of all I’m somewhat curious and amazed the council gave them permission to paint the outside like that, I love it though, it looks great and shows how very open minded Hackney Council can be. To the Jungle is a very nice addition to Dalston. Their Red Velvet cake is famously good and you [...]

Friday 03 February, 2012

Pogo Cafe – Hackney Downs


Now Pogo Café is a full on no frills vegan cafe. It’s a bit ghetto with an anarchist bent which I find charming, I like to think I have a bit of punk in me but if I’m honest it’s more about the aesthetic really as I like to shop in Waitrose and I’m writing this on my Macbook Air…

Friday 27 January, 2012

Zealand Road Coffee – Bow


I discovered Zealand Road Coffee when I was looking through a magazine sticking post-it notes on all the pages of articles I intended to read later (I never get around to it) when I came across something on Zealand Road Coffee…

Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Bird – Dalston


Bird is the cutest little place. With only 4 tables, two of which are big enough to share, it’s the sort of place which is great to go for breakfast and to read a magazine…

Thursday 12 January, 2012

Fee Fee La Fou – Dalston


This a bonkers shop, I just love how colourful it is and all the weird stuff it sells. Set up by an artist who was getting a bit lonely in her studio, she created this…