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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. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    M.Manze and Manze are different places. The Deptford one is not related to the Bermondsey/Peckham/Sutton one.

    Well they're related, in that the same family opened them once upon a yonks, but it's not the same management.
     
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  2. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    if in askew road, adam's cafe is still there and good till 2pm, then in the evening for your tunisians goodies.
     
  3. teahead

    teahead always on the up-ramp R.I.P.

    Pretty firmly at the poncified end of things, but the Society Club's definitely got its uses. Their write-up describes it as a cocktail bar, but during the day it's a little haven of peace, random chats, dogs, books, pics and coffee in west Soho.
     
  4. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    great cafe by turnpike lane bus station, can't remember name
     
  5. teahead

    teahead always on the up-ramp R.I.P.

    See post #9 on this thread?
     
  6. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    yes, could well be the same one, and I defer to Hollis every time on all matters Wood Green-tangential. he did however say it was slap bang next to the tube, whereas this one is a bit further down, by the bus station
     
  7. teahead

    teahead always on the up-ramp R.I.P.

    I'm not far from Wood Greed but tbh I wouldn't travel there for any kind of pleasure I can think of. Cheap pleasures feel cheaper and less like pleasures in that area, to me. Better off up the road in a Tottenham turkish cafe, or all sorts around Hackney (if you've got two wheels to give you the choice).
     
  8. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    i'm doing this the wrong way round i know but can anyone recommend me a nice cafe for brunch in and around Soho on Saturday.

    have pram + baby. want brunch before wandering around Record Store day in Berwick St

    already know about the Breakfast Club, even its google images pic has a queue so guessing its very busy :D
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  10. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

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  11. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Don't for god's sake go to the Breakfast Club. Queues round the block and full of teenage tourists.
     
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  12. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry Banned

    Malaysia Deli, Crofton Park

    Ace
     
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  13. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Keep meaning to try that.
     
  14. Dynamo

    Dynamo Banned Banned

  15. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    there are 2 that get my lunch time business - Temptation Cafe on Murray Street (off Camden Rd) run by Jose (Portuguese) mixture of fry-ups and Portuguese - has a licence as well for long lunches :hmm: and Villa Sandwich Bar on York Way - trad breakfast/lumch cafe - good quality - cheap prices
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  17. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    Crown Cafe on the Waterloo Bridge north approach, cheaper than the Pret next door and portions are bigger. Plus the staff are good fun.
     
  18. Cami

    Cami New Member

    whats a good place for sunday brunch?
     
  19. Dougal Dodo

    Dougal Dodo Member

  20. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

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  21. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Seconded about the Jamyang.

    Re the previous posters mention of the Breakfast Club, can someone tell me what's supposed to be so amazing about them that people actually queue to get in? I have passed both the Hoxton one and the one in Camden Passage, Islington and there's always queues.
     
  22. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    whats amazing about breakfast club are queues and price.
     
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  24. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    I went to Manze's in Peckham on Saturday. It was nothing special. Their tea was way better than the meal. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. MellySingsDoom

    MellySingsDoom Decimated by the shrapnel of his rhetoric

    Though I don't live round them parts these days, I do recommend the Victoria Cafe and Restuarant on Lavender Hill. It's towards the Wandsworth Road end, and they do a cracking full English breakfast with a proper stewed cup of tea. No posh business going on here - this is a good old-fashioned cafe that all the locals in that part of the world frequent.

    (Link/photo etc be here: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1924/124541.php)
     
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  26. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    lavender hill is my neck of the woods and ill try it, thanks. had a very indifferent brekkie in bellvue rd this am :rolleyes:
     
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  27. Casaubon

    Casaubon Well-Known Member

    Just heard that the Wong Kei has shut.
    I know that opinions of the place vary widely, but I've had a soft spot for the place for more than 30 years.
    Where will I get my Singapore noodles now?
    Anyone got any recommendations for quick, cheap Chinese in the West End?
     
  28. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Nooooooooooo! :eek:

    Where else is so cheap and has such *ahem* abrupt service?

    Edited to add: VP reckons it's possible that Wong Kei might just have moved. They've done it more than once before...
     
  29. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

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  30. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    I have just been accepted for the clink! It's not for ages mind!
     

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