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More cinnamon buns: a review of Nordic Bakery’s Marylebone cafe

By contrast with Fabrique, and its maiden cafe hidden away in Hoxton, Nordic Bakery was always in plain sight: the only thing I ever cared to look at in Soho’s Golden Square, with curious, eager eyes, like a cat waiting to be fed. If the million paths to the world’s most wonderful foods all cross … Continue reading

Love cinnamon buns? Fabrique Bakery has got you covered

Up until last year, Fabrique Bakery was a single location cafe in the backstreets of Hoxton, the only one the Scandinavian chain had opened outside of Sweden. Visiting it, and trying its much hyped cinnamon buns, used to require some serious willpower, unless you lived within easy reach of that particular corner of East London. … Continue reading

Cafe review: Rawligion, Fitzrovia

Not long ago, I thought vegan desserts were half-baked surrogates for what’s truly good in life. I made egg- and dairy-free cookies before, and was pleased with the result – but let’s face it, every time I think of cookies, it’s buttery dough and white chocolate chunks that spring to mind first. There was one … Continue reading

Notes London: a review of underwhelming coffee and glorious cake

Welcome to Dissonant Notes and Mixed Opinions: a serial in four parts, starring me and three branches of London’s independent coffee chain Notes. Episode 1 I order coffee at the Covent Garden cafe, and learn a whole new routine of grimaces. At the beginning, I’m thrilled I’m being served something I recognise as a macchiato: … Continue reading

Cafe review: SAID dal 1923, Soho

Last year’s post about the differences between Italian and British food culture is one of my favourites. Roughly one year later, everything about it still holds: I still toss a coin before buying cream at the supermarket, and still don’t understand what’s so bad about having biscuits for breakfast. However, I’m surprised I haven’t tackled one of the … Continue reading

Ziferblat: where time counts and connection is more than 4G internet

Time is precious. We all know that, and yet, it’s incredibly easy to forget it when the daily grind takes over. I’m talking to you, the inveterate procrastinator, bum firmly on the sofa and tens of inactive browser tabs on your screen. You, who won’t stop looking at your work email even though you’re sitting … Continue reading

Cafe review: Ozone Coffee Roasters, Shoreditch

When it comes to the stuff I read online, the words “Best coffee in London” are one of three clickbaits I can’t resist (the others are “Best pizza in London” and “Best gelato in London”. Hello, predictable). Whether it’s a top 5, a top 10, or an in-depth review of one specific place, I will … Continue reading

Around London in 3 breakfasts at Beany Green

Best things about my job: keeping my mind busy with all sorts of different projects, and travelling all around the country several days a week. Best thing about travelling for work: having breakfast out before early morning journeys – and being allowed to pick the place, since my colleagues trust my taste in food. When … Continue reading

A sweet tooth’s guide to Lisbon’s cafes

Lisbon’s cafes are spartan, no-frills establishments, made for the only purpose of sitting down, ordering food, and consuming as much of it as you please while relaxing with friends or family. You get lots of places like these in Italy, almost none in London; there’s something refreshing to eating in a place where you’re simply … Continue reading

Cafe Review: Pastéis de Belém, West Lisbon

All the great Portuguese explorers that changed the world with their discoveries, from Magellan to Bartholomeu Dias and Vasco de Gama, began their voyages from the district of Belém, in Western Lisbon. This fact alone was enough to spark my curiosity; and yet, I enjoyed Belém far less than I did the rest of the … Continue reading

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