Right, let me just start by saying that Lavish Habit is different as in Good different. The whole aspect, look and feel is good and genuinely warm. From the wacky colors to the quirky gifts and clothes to the coffee and the food. The cakes are delicious and fresh and the portions are fair (maybe a wee be too much sometimes, but who's complaining!?!) I recommend the Polenta cake- moist,soft, aromatic and delicious. A crunchy,golden croissant is everything you need on an early morning run.
As for the coffee, and I am a huge coffee lover and maker- The Lavish Coffee is good. The whole thing about the lattes and cappuccinos,wherever you go,whatever you drink- you have to have a aftertaste;because lattes and capps are full of milk and the coffee taste can be covered and I believe that one can judge a good coffee by its aftertaste. The Lavish coffee, from Monmouth is aromatic and strong and you do get that caramel-y,nutty aftertaste. Their baristas are well trained and offer good coffee and accept sugestions-so if you want your coffee extra hot -they will comply. Also the staff is nice and attentive.
Lavish is very different from your East End/Shoreditch wannabe cafes in Balham. It has a real homey feel, it's trendy,but not hipsterish; it's quicky and fun. I literally spend hours there.