If you love having a local cafe to frequent, maybe so much it starts to feel like a second living room, then Labi is your place. After spending some time in a city, I always manage to find a favorite spot to grab a coffee and meet friends or do some work. Labi has definitely become that spot for my latest location in West London. I've consistently found myself walking far past the well-known coffee chains to find a seat in this quirky little cafe and deli.
Mismatched antique style tables, chairs, and sofas invite you to sit down and stay awhile. The music selection is always interesting, but whether it's Norah Jones or the Pulp Fiction soundtrack it always seems to feel right. The staff is exceptionally friendly and largely international, happy to give great recommendations or make cheerful small talk while you wait for your coffee.
The food is all organic and made fresh daily including salads, sandwiches, and lasagnas. They also have a breakfast and lunch menu for a more restaurant-style dining experience. Brownies, cookies, tarts, cakes, pies, and various patisseries are well presented and practically irresistible (and I usually don't resist!). Labi uses a nice espresso of high quality to create delicious coffee beverages, but the chai tea latte is one of the best I've had and has become my regular choice. There is also a wide selection of tea leaves to choose from to brew by the pot or cup.
It is the fusion of a casual cafe setting with the option for more traditional restaurant dining that makes Labi so unique. You can sit down with a coffee while doing some work for a couple hours, or stop by for a fun lunch with friends and feel entirely at place doing both. Anything goes, and, whatever it is, it goes well!
Labi's is a little restaurant and deli near Fulham Broadway underground station, just literally around the corner from my old office. The place looks beautiful and humble, with a lot of wood - it all feels somewhat natural and authentic without trying to be too fancy. A little detail that caught my attention was a map of London on the wall. It is a map from 1807, mappery.com/maps/London-…, that I found interesting to look at as it shows how small London was just 200 years ago.
I started my lunch with a flat white, which was not perfect but okay, and it came with a nice cookie. The coffee was a bit too bitter for my taste - that might be due to the Italian touch of Labi's.
The menu includes a range of different dishes, but I would say the focus is clearly on Italian food. I could not decide if I wanted to order pizza or pasta. The friendly waitress recommended the pasta, so I went with that. It was a delicious choice, I had really very tasty fettuccine alla bolognese.
I can certainly recommend Labi's for the food and I think my (Italian?!) waitress was competent, friendly and very helpful - I always like when I get a good recommendation.
This is a beautiful little cafe/deli spot that gets wildly busy at the weekend. I've had a delicious brunch here and enjoyed a couple of great Chai Lattes. My only issue is that it's a tad pricey and the service can be extremely slow at peak times. Nonetheless, it's a solid local brunch spot.
Awesome food, friendly staff, delicious pastries and the best coffee in Fulham, bar none! Seriously. It looks small but it isn't. Huge seating area in the back. Pop in. Have a latte served with a real rosetta. Let me know what you think. And if you find better, you've got to tell me!
People have always loved Labi's for two big reasons: we're always open & our food is fantastic. Now that we're extending our opening ours and service, we're sure that you love our new Dinner and Sunday menu too.
Not only that, but we've made the store more family friendly, with a separate play room just for the kids. Now you can book birthday parties, or playdates for your little ones while you sit back and catch up over Fulham's best coffee
All our food is made fresh daily using seasonal and local ingredients where possible. Our deli counter is open all day.
Good on the Lips & Hips
We take all the dishes Brits love, and add a modern spin with new flavor combinations. All that, without using cheap preservatives or processed food.
Take the Taste Home
All our sauces, jams and dips are made fresh by our chefs who swear by them. You won't find them on our menu, but you can pick up a jar and try it the next time your cooking up a storm.
Established in 1982.
Welcome to Labi's ( Breakfast- Lunch - Afternoon Tea & Dinner )
People have always loved Labi's for two big reasons: we're always open & our food is fantastic. we're sure that you love our new Dinner and Sunday Roast menu too.
Labi's serves food from the continent with a strong Mediterranean influence.
* Voted Best Coffee in the guardian newspaper 2013
* Best family friendly restaurant 2013
( We have a kids room )
. Now you can book birthday parties, or play-dates for your little ones while you sit back and catch up over Fulham's best coffee
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