Wednesday 01 August, 2012

A Little Of What You Fancy – Dalston


A Little Of What You Fancy is a gem of a place. It has no signage (other than a sandwich board) and a very unassuming entrance, it’s definitely gained popularity through word of mouth rather than by making a show of itself…

Saturday 28 July, 2012

The Breakfast Club – Hoxton


I’ve had a bit of a love hate relationship with the Breakfast Club. On the one hand, it looks great, there is lots of space and they serve delicious highly fattening comfort food…

Friday 20 July, 2012

Mouse & de Lotz – Dalston


Now Dalston/Hackney area is not lacking in cafes, that’s for sure. However one name that seems to pop up over and over again is Mouse & de Lotz. I can see why, it’s a gem…

Monday 16 July, 2012

The Dove – Hackney


Once upon a time I used to grumble about people who frequented the Dove. I felt they were smug that they had such a great local pub and really wanted to rub it in. I have to admit it was because I felt left out. I am now one of the smug ones. I was [...]

Tuesday 10 July, 2012

The Book Club – Shoreditch


Bookclub is great on all accounts (apart from the fact they stop serving coffee at 6 but that’s ok). As you can see it’s plenty spacious and they serve food throughout the day…

Wednesday 04 July, 2012

Market Cafe – Hackney


I like everything about Market Cafe except for the type of food. It’s not bad, in fact the asparagus risotto I had was delicious. It’s just that I find it over-complicated, every option seemed well, a bit risky…

Monday 02 July, 2012

Florist Arms – Bethnal Green


Situated on a quiet residential street, The Florist Arms is a brilliant little local pub. It’s a friendly place with red boudoir style wallpaper, velvet stools and big leather couches complete with tasseled lanterns and fairy lights just to complete the kitsch-shabby-chic look…

Thursday 28 June, 2012

Riding House Cafe – Oxford Circus


Riding House Cafe is gorgeous. It’s very civilised for central London and reminds me a lot of Pastis in New York without the nauseating British ex-pat vibe…