Category: Cafes and coffee shops

I only ask two things of a market in winter: hot apple juice on sale, and cover from the bad weather. At Ally Pally’s local farmers’ market, I found both. This lovely little food market takes place every Sunday from 10am to 3pm – vendors sell everything from spicy sauces to cookies and fresh meat. There’s also lots of lovely ready-to-eat food on offer, from…

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  Venture downstairs through the white arches at the National Gallery and you will find not one but three places to eat and drink: an espresso bar, cafe and a restaurant. The cafe was quite busy for a Tuesday morning (but still the quietest of the three) but there‚Äôs no background music so I could quite happily concentrate on writing for a few hours. A…

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Just around the corner from the historic Richmond Green is The Duke, owned by Food and Fuel. But don’t be put off – The Duke has enough charm to get away from feeling like a chain. We were sat in The Dining Room next to the main bit of the pub which, on one of the sunniest days in March, was brilliant. I had initial…

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I must admit, Fleet Street was the last place I expected to find a relaxing place to eat something fresh but quick on a Wednesday evening. Among the pubs and off licenses opposite the Royal Courts of Justice, this quiet little place stays open until 7pm on weeknights – perfect to stop off for a breather before another engagement. The sign outside promises speciality coffee,…

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