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*London cafes: your very best recommendations, please!

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

    I just have to mention the Millwall cafe. Only cafe that I am aware of that sells Kennedys pies:cool:

    Unit 2-3 Enterprise Ind Bolina Road
    London
    SE16
     

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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    The same people also have the container cafe which is part of the view tube (the thing made out of green containers opposite the olympic park.

    I can't speak for the coffee (I don't do coffee) but the tea was very acceptable and the carrot cake was good.
     
  4. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    My partner and next door neighbours are raving about the Stage Door Cafe in Catford Broadway. It does a mean, clean, lean breakfast apparently, with good coffee.

    I haven't been yet as I can never get up in time. :oops:
     
  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    A mention for Royal Teas, Greenwich. Far enough off the touristy bits not to be too full.

    Semi-veggie, they will do smoked salmon in the breakfastage, but not bacon. The lunch / soup of the day is just that - one hot dish on, and that seems to be veggie.

    Good selection of cakes and teas - the latter come with proper cup & saucer and tea strainer.
     
  6. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I sometimes pop in there myself :)
     
  7. Thalia90

    Thalia90 New Member

    Café Vintage, very small and cosy, closest tube: Arsenal
     
  8. UrbaneFox

    UrbaneFox None, at present

    Good place, sarnies, cakes, tea, etc. I first went there when I had a massage at the Chinese den next door. I don't know how I got out but I staggered dazedly into Yum Chaa afterwards. The staffs seemed to recognise the signs - Chinese massseurs show no mercy - and were most sympathetic.

    I like: Egyptian Nights and Lemon Sherbet teas. :)
    I like the Camden Parkway branch too.
     
  9. OpalFruit

    OpalFruit Well-Known Member

    The Cable Cafe at the top of Brixton Rd, where you get off the bus to walk across the church yard to the Oval tube.

    Very nicely restored old caff, made cool, but not expensive, good coffee, nice cakes, and they are so laid back that though they don't do food they will allow you to bring in a sandwich of your own. And Italian deli / sandwich bar Mimi almost next door is a great place to get it from.

    Free wifi, v relaxed friendly vibe.
     
  10. eroom

    eroom Well-Known Member

    Anyone got any suggestions for a decent cafe in Hammersmith?

    A search on the thread found no mentions in nearly ten years... Are there really none in the Smith?
     
  11. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    Actually, I posted Cafe Plum (formerly The Odd Spot), opposite Riverside Studios on this thread a few years ago. They do decent scran. There's also The Riverside itself. Those are the best places. The cafés along Fulham Palace road are generally shite.

    Here's one more: Cafe Brera in Lyric Square. It does some of the best coffee in the area.
     
  12. eroom

    eroom Well-Known Member

    Ah thank you very much. Someone also just told me there's now a roof garden cafe thing on top of the Lyric, which is possibly a bit poncier than i was after, but sounds nice.
     
  13. Biscuit Tin

    Biscuit Tin registered poster

    The Garden House on Tottenham High Road does a "Tottenham Special" fried breakfast for £3.
    It's clean and friendly and there's a space out the back if you want to smoke.
     
  14. Maggot

    Maggot .

    A cafe that doesn't do food? What's the point?
     
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  15. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Electric Cafe - opposite fire station, west norwood

    My fave fry up, bar none. Cooked to perfection, best bubble & squeak around. Regularly get the bus up from Brixton as there's nothing comparable here. Get the big breakfast #1 , add fried slice, £5.30 and full till dinner.

    Family run.

    2 massive thumbs up.
     
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  16. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Does it come burnt and blackened?
     
  17. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :hmm: - gentrification.

    As I think I've said on another thread, used to go there for lunches when I worked in Kennington c. 1986-7. Fairly basic but acceptable 'caff' then.

    Interesting to see the name has survived, though - well over 100 years since the cable trams (which handed back to the horses at Kennington) went.
     
  18. ajdown

    ajdown Posting in this thread

    Cat & Cucumber, corner of Tower Bridge Road and Druid Street.

    http://goo.gl/maps/m4WJq

    Was in there just yesterday. You can get a decent meal for less than a fiver.
     
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  19. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    So, who's going to review Firebox then?
     
  20. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    I thought ou were organising the staff there?
     
  21. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    You're the authoritarian. Get yourself down there and tell the mere mortals what they should do. With your wise old head.
     
  22. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I went there yesterday. It was nice, but nothing special. It closes at 5pm so you must get up really late!
     
  23. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    :oops: In my defence they do go about 9.30 on a Saturday morning!
     
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  24. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    Proper old school.
     
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  25. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

    Mike's on Blenheim Crescent W11.

    Breakfast was just under a tenner but for that you got the pick of 6 items (I went for bacon, mushrooms, hash browns, two sausages, black pudding and egg), big glass of fresh orange juice, tea or coffee and two slices of lovely toast.
     
  26. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Silver spoon for the tea, presumably, at ' just under a tenner' ?
     
  27. MillwallShoes

    MillwallShoes Don't kill the Lion

    sorrento in west norwood. superb and one of the longest businesses in west norwood i know of. a real centre of the town.
     
  28. MillwallShoes

    MillwallShoes Don't kill the Lion

    ha, very good.

    the amount of cups of tea i have had out of that place is in it's hundreds.
     
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  29. MillwallShoes

    MillwallShoes Don't kill the Lion

    manzes pie and mash, bermondsey, deptford and peckham. sort of a cafe.
     
  30. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    The Villa Cafe and Sandwich Bar, on York Way - about a mile or so from Kings X - run by lovely people - I'm a regular - it's fairly near work - sarnies/meals/pies,etc - very reasonably priced - get a lot of builders in:cool:
     

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