I came here this morning while walking the mile journey to Magri's pet shop (see previous review), and was in serious need of food after the night I'd just had (see 2 previous reviews!).
My order took what felt like an eternity to arrive and I was getting slightly annoyed, but then, as I discovered, the wait was so worth it! Really great soft bread, and dreamy bacon in my bacon sandwich. Mmmmm.
Definitely coming back.
I rarely come here despite living really close by. It must be because it doesn't seem worth it to spend money on sandwiches and coffee when I could just pop back home. At any rate, there are plenty of coffee places in and around the park with better scenery, however, this place is still a lovely little cafe to sit at to watch the world go by.
It can be very busy as it's the first nice cafe to have opened up along this stretch of Roman Road (Boulangerie further east is a new addition.) When the weather is bright you'll see lots of young local residents sitting at the outdoor tables, enjoying a coffee and a rollie. It's popular with the Chisenhale Art Gallery crowd so you can probably get a pretty good idea of the kind of customers who frequent this place :)
Coffee and food are fairly standard. I've never had a bad coffee here but it's never been amazing and it's pretty hard to get avocado on toast wrong. All in all I'd say this place is nice to spend some time at if you're in the area as this area can be rather scarce in cafés but I'd rather pop over to Victoria Park or its village and visit the numerous cafés there.
Nothing not to like about this sweet little spot in a fairly dubious part of my local area. When the sun's shining, you could convince yourself you were in Cali. Sleek lines, white paint and lovely healthy-ish food.
Good prices too and tasty sandwiches (I'm yet to wander in at brekky time). I wanted to veganise one of the sandwiches and they allowed me to switch avocado in without any questions ;) Boosted!
Will become a regular here no doubt! x
Glad to see a nice cafe open up on this side of Victoria Park. However when it is -2 out they really need to get some heat turned on. After an hour in there with a friend my feet were going numb, that with my coat, scarf and hat left on.
Not a fancy place by any stretch, but I find it exceptionally vital for my hangover-coffee. Extremely small and the epitome of local business, it is great for the times when you have absolutely no idea where to go for a decent cup of coffee. The cake selection is not one to brag about but the service comes with a smile.