This all-day café in Battersea is a simple, plain white space with tables outdoors on the pavement (one of the main draws). The menu’s of modest ambition – fry-ups, burgers, salads, club sandwiches.
The coffee is a significant draw, as it's Rob Lockyear of Brewed Boy (the name of the coffee cart he used to run in Soho's Rupert Street) pulling the shots. The cortado is like a half-sized coffee in a glass, and ours was smooth and rich – but full-size options include the usual lattes and flat whites, among others.
Service on our visit was painfully slow and forgetful, if well-meaning. We’re not entirely convinced it was worth the half-hour wait for our Full English, or the £9 charged, even though decent quality ingredients had been used.
In the evening the menu stretches to the likes of charcuterie boards, grilled swordfish or mushroom stroganoff at restaurant prices. The bottled beer list is particularly imaginative, with BrewDog Punk IPA, Little Creatures Pale Ale, and Old Engine Oil stout among the options.
During the first weeks opening hours are still subject to change; the website is updated regularly though.