This cafe is now under new management, the review below relates to the previous management - Food and Drink editors (March 2014)
This relaxed coffeehouse is a homeworker’s heaven, and many look like they won’t be shifting before lunchtime. A few small tables sit out on the raised pavement among the pot plants and community orchard trees, but our favourite spot is at the big communal table by the open window. The interior is another junk shop fit-out, with kitsch touches such as the birdcage lampshade (with artificial birds) and Top of the Pops LPs. Where it gets serious, though, is the coffee – a Square Mile roast packed a powerful punch – with some good alternatives from Suki tea, such as Earl Grey Blue Flower or Apple Loves Mint. Food is simple: cakes such as carrot cake and custard tarts, quiches and chunky sandwiches. There’s no skimping on the quality of the fillings – Neal’s Yard comté with pear and ale chutney; Brindisa cured pork and manchego; chorizo with piquillo peppers and rocket; or the ultimate comfort food, the cheese and baked beans toastie.