Caravan King's Cross
If you're in need of a little something extra to get your morning well and truly off the rocks, go nuts and swap your morning latte for an espresso martini over at Caravan. Their coffee is roasted on-site daily to extract the freshest flavour and special focus is payed to sourcing sustainably. Coffee and cocktails are not the only things these kids are good at either, come throughout the day and well into the evening for some truly delicious sharing plates, think Mocilla (black pudding) hash with pickled cucumbers; herby, spicy lamb meatball flat breads; and an oxtail chaat masala that'll have you crying in sheer ecstasy... Ok maybe not, but it is very tasty. Pricey doe.
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