It might take a little while to find amidst Tottenham’s warehouse district, but once you reach Craving Coffee you'll discover all you need for a relaxing sip, bite or chill. The light pours in from their south-facing windows, illuminating soft woods, white tiles and, most importantly, delicious coffee and healthy bites from a kitchen where food is not just an afterthought. Coffee was their starting point, but now they’re up to all sorts - lunch and dinner here feature carefully constructed European dishes with high quality ingredients. The food has certainly gone to their head with supper clubs sitting alongside a bill of exhibitions and other cultural happenings from the Tottenham community. Yes sir, it's a local favourite.
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If you find yourself bopping around Regent's and in need of a little refreshment, the Espresso Bar is a convenient solution. It's in a quaint chapel-like building and does the usual plus some muffins and soup of the day if you fancy a bit of grub.
Chairs and Coffee
A Fulham classic - serious coffee in a relaxed atmosphere. With international training and awards under their belt, Roberto and Simone shook hands and opened Chairs and Coffee in 2012. Whilst the chairs are nice, the focus is definitely on the in-house roasted coffee - with espressos and drip coffees as their specialties. They also have a pretty retro coffee machine that comes with its own strange story. The Faema E61, built in 1963, was discovered by the owners in the basement of their village's priest after his death (RIP). Having sat there for over 30 years it needed a little love but they managed to restore it to pre-priest conditions and it retained its former glory. The machine might be vintage but the coffee it produces is bang on and well worth a try.
Drinks in jam jars, payments taken in BitCoin, crazily creative cakes - this outrageously on-trend cafe is well worth the minute stroll from Stratford. This haunt is home to some bare good vibes, and its home-baked tarts, quiches, breads and freshly ground coffee will undoubtedly make Sawmill a regular lunchtime hangout for all you East London heads.
This independent coffee house claims to be on a quest for the best coffee out there, and they're certainly heading in the right direction. This cosy little spot in Palmers Green boasts some of the best produce out there, sourcing all their local grub, coffee beans and pastries from Haringey, Smithfied and Broadway markets. In other words, whether you're coming in for a cheeky cuppa, an espresso buzz, a fresh sandwich or a weekend brunch, you know Kiva have got you covered.