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Rollins Street, Peckham, London SE15 1EP
Heavy side building materials. Large stocks at this yard. Good helpful staff.
583 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London E1 0NJ
A stand out, tidy place on a gritty bit of the Commercial Road, If you are visiting the area, here is a great little place to stop off. V good coffee – I had a machiatto – good service, cakes etc available, possibly more – I was only in trying the coffee. Good machine and carefully made.
Nice room, modern decor with a homely feel, but not chintzy let me add, the corner location makes it light and bright
Just opposite the Troxy – art deco stand out frontage.
Another part of London people might find surprises them. Go have a wander.
66 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3LQ
This was the first…and only Nero when it started.
It has become a bit of a classic since then, and despite many new coffee shops opening here of late, after the tube station area re-development, it keeps a loyal clientele. Thankfully the interior has been left alone apart from the extended table area towards the back of the narrow premises A classic floor and wall of Rosa Aroura marble, left to gently hone down, the high tables and counter along the window give this a bustly, continental feel.
The real winner has always been the staff here, most stay quite a while, and they get to know their regulars, and give great and very civil service. The morning team captains especially -3 over the years come to mind, including the current one, ran the place very well.
A diverse crowd visit; mostly smartly turned out; the French ex-pats abound, antique and auction people for Chrisites opposite or the museums nearby along with the South Ken folk and those working hereabouts regularly.
Always light classical music to start the day, and in this high ceilinged, low lit room that completes the scene. A touch of old world class…and very nice coffee.
Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8EL
Qype perhaps isn’t read by many of PJ typical, or likely customers. For those who haven’t been since the revamp a few years back – the top floor is a triumph of large open area, great views out to one side looking north more or less, a buffett and expresso bar.
Cup of tea, or tea for the kids, catch up with grandma or early supper before home, this room suits all requirements. The atrium area is airy and easy going, loos off to the side, no stuffiness and enough room around comfortable seating. It’s busy at obvious times of day, but there are lots of tables.
Very civilised in an unshowy way. Very Peter Jones.
92 Acre Ln, London SW2 5AG
Modern minimal interior. When this opened about 5 years ago it was a real blast – of fresh good coffee – onto Acre Lane. Not known for much other then builders merchants and linking Brixton to Clapham common.
French run, it keeps a slight air of strangeness about it. Not to say it isn’t very well patronised by those about, and on the run elsewhere.
High stools and tables and minimal menu keep this to what it’s meant to be: a coffee house. Cool music, odd signs, ply interior, great expresso. Oh la la c’est formidable
139 Three Colt Street, London E14 8AP
Fantastic find for me when doing some work round here – not much else around. They do a great job of catering for everyone that passes by or has this as their local. Real Italian flavour and character to the place, and good food and drink.
TV on in the background – news usually in the day – which I like here, suits the urbane nature of the place.
V good machiatto makers for sure.
63 Choumert Road, Peckham, London SE15 4AR
Yes hidden from the bustlier parts of Peckham – a charming corner location with a characterful interior, of the souk meets shabby chic variety, populated by locals of all sorts through the day – Petitou lives up to being one of the key meeting point places of the area around Bellenden Road.
Certainly a rush on weekends, a favourite outside spot in spring and summer under the leafy old tree and always good when it has its lulls during the day. The stylish staff ferry the food and drink out from the tiny galley kitchen, and you wonder how they do it.
Menu of limited but very good eggs breakfasts, but also mueslis, wonderful fruit salad, pastries and mmm toast. Lunch is quiches, salads, soups. All very good. Coffee machine kept busy through the day.
Cakes in the afternoon are made by 2 or 3 local ladies and are usually gorgeous.
Coffee and teas are the norm to chatter or read the paper to, but tiny vino and beer selection for something stronger.
For those who support ‘localism’ Petitou’s credentials are top notch with the owners local and well liked by all. They buy the stock round about here, and as said there’s those cakes !
101 101 Wardour Street, soho, London W1F 0UG
Bar Bruno is one of those places to which no attention was paid to, other than by those that used it regularly, stumbled on through the 90s and finds itself now part of everything ‘retro’.
One of the last few Soho places to remain untouched by redesign, saved from disappearing by it’s good solid service of food to suit all at basic prices, coupled with a real connection to people of the daily life there; you’ll find everyone from window cleaners to pin stripe gents ( not so many of the latter these days it must be said) builders to media monkeys, the latter in their frayed jeans, former often in football shirts, lunchtime bands of office girls and the occasional lady up from the shires. Just about everyone else as well.
All get a cheery word – not supercilious acknowledgement – and fast service. Eat in and you’ll hear all the banter too.
Riverside House Carnwath Road, Wandsworth, London SW6 3HR
Reed Harris is one of the redoubtable firms in London.
When taking on the challenge of fitting out your bathroom or kitchen tiles will play a very important part.
At many places all too often poor or no information is given to customers. With a lifetime in the tile trade I see this often.
At Reed Harris the staff are trained in design elements and the technical requirements of tiles, stone and mosaic, and their installation. They take the time with you and let you have the information to make informed choices.
They do some wonderful tiles, updated each season, and supply quality installation products such as tile backer board, walk in shower sets…everything for tiles.
They have been part of the formation of the trade association – TTA – becoming an umbrella organisation for all parts of the tile industry in order to serve customers, as well as those within tiling.
53 Brewer Street, London W1F 9UY
Ice cream…like you’ve never seen!
AND Illy coffee.