In the spirit of London’s trendy single-item menus, this Italian café serves only cornmeal – either as polenta with savoury toppings, or in cakes and biscuits.
This café-restaurant specialises in savoury and sweet dishes based on polenta - the cornmeal grain that is a staple of Italian cuisine. The more orthodox savoury toppings include Tuscan sausages with borlotti beans, chicken alla Romana or goulash, all costing under a tenner. The vegan and vegetarian dishes are cheaper still, such as the Sicilian caponata for £7. There is a surprising diversity in the offerings, and may convince you even if you don't count yourself among the fans of the golden grains.
The bill can creep up if you’re tempted by the vegan desserts – chocolate coconut squares, perhaps, or cornmeal almond cookies. There are even polenta-based breakfast dishes, for example with fresh fruits. A simple idea and a simple place, with well-executed dishes.