On a mission to bring some Melbourne magic to the streets of Hammersmith, this cool Aussie café brews up some terrific stuff. It uses Square Mile’s Red Brick beans for espresso and serves inventive brunch-style food – its kimchi-and-cheddar toastie is a best-seller. Just add some ace craft beers and natural wines.
Do you like coffee? Trick question: everyone likes coffee. Apart from that small group who prefer tea. And that even smaller group who ‘don’t do hot drinks’ (strange). London, obviously, has a great many cafés, but how to choose? We've got normal ones and really posh ones. Massive ones and tiny ones. Bad ones and good ones.
This list is our attempt to group together all the good ones. This isn’t about who has the fanciest beans or the most enjoyably knowledgable/patronising baristas. It’s about what venues work for us. Where do we want to while away a few hours, pretending the real world doesn’t exist?
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