Category: Coffee

Baltic Bakehouse welcomes you

Baltic Bakehouse Liverpool

I have just spent a year in Liverpool off and on, dispersing and disposing of my late mother’s house and effects, and re-acquainting myself with the city. It is a…[Read more]


Euphorium and Harris & Hoole at Tesco

Many people have a love-hate attitude towards supermarkets. They can be seen as a massive convenience to which we have succumbed, reducing the tedious process of daily food shopping to…[Read more]


Balthazar Bakery

The most eagerly awaited opening in the restaurant world this Spring was the second branch in London of Balthazar, Keith McNally’s highly successful New York restaurant. Arguably the doyen of…[Read more]

French goat cheeses in perfect condition

La Fromagerie

It’s too long since I haven’t been (as the French say) to La Fromagerie in Marylebone. Patricia Michelson’s emporium of gastro delights has expanded into next door on Moxon Street…[Read more]

High ceilings at Caravan Kings X

Caravan Kings Cross

It’s hard to think it’s only just over 2 years since Caravan opened its doors at the end of Exmouth Market. The pared-down recycled look combined with a relaxed all…[Read more]

Squeezing in

The Espresso Room

It is clear that the “Friends” style of drinking large mugs of tasteless milky coffee drinks in spacious lounges is passé. For one thing, the business model does not stack…[Read more]

This way for a stunning show

Beauty in the Making

This subject is a bit off piste for this blog, but there is a connection as I will explain later. Yesterday, I was searching for Ben Townsend to take a…[Read more]


Coutume Cafe – Paris

In London the influence of Melbourne on the café scene has been strong and prolific for a good five years now. There are enough independent coffee bars with serious guys…[Read more]

Brilliant in neon

Brill Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market is a veritable mecca of critically acclaimed cafés, laid back restaurants and street food: Caravan, Moro and Morito, Gail’s Bakery sit amidst all the delicious smells from the…[Read more]


The Delaunay Counter

The Delaunay Counter from the Wolseley stable does not look like your average takeaway. There are suited managers to greet on entry, and to talk you through the system, particularly…[Read more]