Blooming Scent Cafe
Inside Bernie Grants Art Centre lies a colourful community hub that goes by the name of Blooming Scent, where locals from all walks of life sip on coffee, take a beer or tuck into some delicious Caribbean cooking. Owner of the cafe, Gina, has previously won the Pride of Britain award for her work helping disadvantaged youths stay on the straight and narrow, and this place has a real affirming neighbourhood aura about it. Full of natural light, greenery and colourful geometric designs, it's made for an afternoon chill. But what really caught us by surprise was how excellent the food was - the jerk chicken with rice, peas and 'slaw was frickin' dope. The perfect level of spice and the perfect level of price, at just £6 for a big old plate. If you live around these ends, make this place your home from home.