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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

Restaurant review: Daylesford, Notting Hill

I walk up and down Westbourne Grove five days a week, on my way to and from work. In the morning, my pace is brisker than I’d like, to make up for one or two alarm snoozes too many; evening strolls, on the other hand, are one of the parts of the day I prefer. As I … Continue reading

Finding Redemption in Notting Hill

Redemption from what?, you may ask. Teetotalers, vegetarians, vegans, dieters, and the ever-annoying folks who divide foods into “naughty” and “nice” might come up with very similar answers. It’s wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol…or even all of them. If you don’t fit into any of the above categories, the reasons why Redemption is called this way … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Reun Thai, Hammersmith

This time last year, I thought I’d found my favourite Thai restaurant in London. The Walmer Castle wasn’t strictly a restaurant – rather, a pub with a Thai food menu and a dining room with an exotic look and feel – but the food was excellent and very reasonably priced; to top it all, it … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Hereford Road, Notting Hill

The longer you live in London, the more you take certain things for granted. It will rain on the next Bank Holiday, which you’ve eagerly awaited for the whole sunny working week. The Wimbledon branch of the District line will let you down in every and any way it can. Restaurants are open all day … 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

Restaurant review: Al Waha, Bayswater

My love for Lebanese food harks back to many years ago, when a small family-run Middle-Eastern restaurant opened, of all places, in my sleepy hometown in the middle of nowhere. Back then, in the early 2000s, it was the talk of the town; I’d go there often, both with friends and family, as it was … Continue reading

What’s cooking in London this summer? Five events and pop-ups not to miss

The other day, I received a pretty exciting email. I never thought I’d be calling an automated email newsletter “exciting”, but this one’s special. Remember when I told you about my visit to FEAST at Tobacco Dock last summer? Well, London’s leading street food event is heading West this year, and more specifically to Shepherd’s … Continue reading

Cafe review: Kipferl, Notting Hill

Kipferl can do nearly no wrong in my book. I’m forever grateful for its existence, for it’s the only London cafe I know of that serves Sachertorte, my favourite cake in the whole wide world. If you’re aware of any others, you need to share your knowledge with me – now. I’d be surprised if … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Lisa’s, Notting Hill

Upon arriving at Lisa’s, my partner asked if I was sure we were in the right place. Of course, I snapped, throwing him an icy stare. How dared he think I could get us lost in Notting Hill – a mere 10-minute walk away from home? How dared he doubt my promise of a nice … Continue reading

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