Balham got Milk

 

Do you live near Balham?

Are you planning on a restful Bank Holiday weekend, plus food?

Do you like wooden furniture? 

Did you answer YES to all of the above, then get your backside over to Milk, a ‘cool dude’ cafe on a cobbled road in the heart of Balham, that serves a variety of dishes, drinks (hot and cold), not to mention cake, the most important food of your 5-a-day staple.

 

 

And as well as the good food & fine wooden surroundings their website looks like an old skool computer, that alone is enough to get my bum in a seat:

 

Enjoy your eatings folks.

 

  • The Place:  18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9RG
  • The Time:  Mon – Wed 8am – 5pm, Thurs – Sat 8am – 11pm (dinner servered from 6.30pm) Sun 9am – 5pm
  • Contact:  www.milk.london

 

  • Images used from milk.london, media.immediate.co.uk & timeout.com
  • Info used from timeout.com & my mind.

The Chief of all Coffees

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In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street and on that dark, dark street lays Chief Coffee.  Well Turnham Green isn’t that dark, and neither is the street Chief sits on (it’s not really a street either, more of a mews), but this was the best opener I could come up with.

Meet Chief Coffee, the caffeine establishment located in a Victorian bottle factory that boasts a pinball lounge in the basement.

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Situated just off Turnham Green Terrace, Chief Coffee servers a variety of artisan coffee drinks with a variety of artisan beans, none of that Btarsucks rubbish, if you know what I mean.

In-house treats like sandwiches and pastries provided by local vendors are made daily, but you want to know about the pinball machines right?

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Grab your Cappuccino, hand-made cinnamon bun and wonder downstairs where you’ll find pinball machines of the Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones and Star Trek variety, to name but a few.

At present there are 9 machines residing in the Chief underground meeting room, which I’ve been told by my band of spies can be hired out for private events, if you’re interested email here.

If you happen to be in West London and are in dyer need of caffeine, I highly recommend popping into Chief. The staff are lovely, the building is stunning and the pinball is awesome…oh and the coffee is pretty OK too :0)

 

  • The Place:  Chief Coffee, Turnham Green Terrace Mews, London W4 1QU
  • The Time:   Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm   Sat 9am-7pm   Sun 10am-5.30pm
  • Contact:  For more information email Chief Coffee here

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone deserves a Second Shot

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Coffee, black gold or the bean that stops me from committing GBH every morning is now doing more than merely waking up the masses, it’s combating homelessness in the capital too.

The Second Shot Cafe in Bethnal Green has combined London’s coffee culture with the fight to eradicated homelessness by hiring former rough sleepers, providing training & one-to-one support, food drives, community support activities, a pay-it-forward scheme where customers can prepay for items that can be claimed later by a person in need (loving that idea!), as well as a number of other initiatives that aim to help people reintegrate back into full time employment and ultimately a stable live style.

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By using local vendors and working with Cafe by CrisisThe Connection at St Martins in the Fields Second Shot is doing it’s part for the cause one Espresso at a  time.

 

…I’m coming for a coffee and cake soon guys!

 

  • The Place:  Second Shot Cafe 475 Bethnal Green Rd, E2 9QH
  • The Time:  7am-6pm Mon to Fri & 9am-7pm Sat & Sun
  • Contact:  For more information regarding Second Shot and their mission contact them at their Twitter page @Secondshotcafe or go to their website Second Shot

 

 

 

 

*Info used from the good people at Second Shot

*Images used from Twitter.com/secondshotcafe & instagram.com/secondshotcoffee

 

Cafe Provencal, Herne Hill South East London

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So your in Herne Hill and could really do with a coffee, you know because it’s ‘a’ day in the week and you just can’t survive without a caffeine hit, or you fancy some lunch with a mate in a comfortably cool environment that doesn’t cost the earth, then Cafe Provencal should be the place you head to.

A lovely independent, “non-pretentious” (as stated by a reviewer on Tripadvisor.co.uk) restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere for all…and ‘price considerate’ which is AWESOME right now!

Bounce your way over to this hidden South East London delight, for foodses, drinkses and good timeses, plus  it’s next to Herne Hill Station which is nice and handy.

 

ADDRESS:

Cafe Provencal

2-6 Half Moon Lane,

Herne Hill,

London, SE24 9HU

 

OPENING TIMES:

Open from 10am daily, closing times vary

 

CONTACT:

020 7978 9228

info@cafeprov.co.uk

www.cafeprov.co.uk

 

Hidden foody gem revealed!

 

 

 

  • Info used from cafeprov.co.uk and tripadvisor.co.uk
  • Image used taken from google earth google.com

 

Houspresso, Gospel Oak

Info used taken from houspresso.com

Images used taken from beyroutey.wordpress.com

Houspresso, situated between Hampstead Heath and Kentish Town, is a property consultancy which also doubles as a coffee bar.

‘We take as much pride about our cafe and what we do there as we do with the agency and architectural sides of the business.’

Inspired by hearing the story of how Lloyds of London started out as a coffee house in the City of London where sailors, merchants and ship owners would meet to make insurance deals, they decided to do something similar with homes and property. Their 21st century version means they have a lovely, informal place to meet. And if it’s just a really good coffee or tea you’re after, they’ll do that for you with pleasure.

 

For more info visit their site www.houspresso.com

 

Houspresso Property Cafe
1a Mansfield Road
Gospel Oak
London NW3 2JD

www.houspresso.com

Hidden thing to do in London, Revealed!

 

 

 

Foxcroft and Ginger, Soho

Image from thelondonfoodie.co.uk

info fromFoxcroftandginger.com

 

Berwick Street market is pretty bohemian and Foxcroft and Ginger is the latest quirky arrival, an all-day deli café open from breakfast to early evening.

The Deli has now been granted an alcohol licence, so they plan to stay open until late in the evening, and perhaps until midnight at the weekends.


Times

Monday 8am – 7pm
Tuesday 8am – 9pm
Wednesday 8am – 9pm
Thursday 8am – 9pm
Friday 8am – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

Foxcroft & Ginger

3 Berwick Street
Soho
London
W1F 0DR

T: 020 7287 5890
E: info@foxcroftandginger.com

www.foxcroftandginger.com