It’s in a cute corner spot on Francis Road, and painted all Farrow & Ball kind of shades. It has a book swap library, which is also great: far too many novels sit on bookshelves after they’ve been read just once, so it’s far better that they’re out in the world being read multiple times.
Plus: it serves coffee and pastries, as well as salads and sandwiches at lunchtime; these are all things I love. But something’s not quite right. At over £2 for a cup of coffee I’d expect something, well, really good. For the same price I can get a far superior offer at La Petite Robe Rose or Filly Brook, and for nearly £1 less I can get a decent cup at Café Du Metro.
The one time I had lunch there I went for a tuna salad which, to be fair, wasn’t a bad price for what I ate. It’s just that what was there was like a #throwbackthursday salad, when actually I don’t think they were trying to be retro. It’s just that they haven’t noticed that people like something a bit different than iceberg, cucumber, tomatoes and couple of olives with their protein these days.
And it seems you pretty much agreed when we asked the question on Twitter…
— Paul Aldridge (@paulsergiopepe) May 20, 2015
— Zouzou Hancock (@Zouzou_lovey) May 21, 2015
— simon leonard rowson (@simonlrowson) May 20, 2015