Category Archives: Cafes

Hotel-Breakfast at the William Morris Gallery Tea room

    The sunny William Morris Gallery Tea room is one of our favourite hide-away places. For anyone who’s not been before, it’s a lovely place to take visitors and family for tea and cakes overlooking the gardens, after an arty afternoon in the gallery. But recently … Continue reading

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Wood St Coffee – and that bacon sarnie!

  Wood St Coffee started life a few years ago as a pop-up at Wood Street Market (hence the name). Now it’s a designer independent coffee shop in Walthamstow’s Blackhorse Workshop serving specialty coffee, cakes, breakfasts and lunches and a weekend brunch. … Continue reading

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Two new openings in Leyton – Masak Malaysian Kitchen & Deeney’s Cafe

After being held under house arrest by a college assignment that seemed to take over our lives and dining room table for the past few weeks, we escaped into the sunshine today. A walk was in order so we set … Continue reading

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For the love of tea

I drink a lot of tea, mainly the herbal variety. I stopped drinking alcohol well over a year ago so I’m always on the lookout for interesting and flavoursome drinks. Chai tea was a recent revelation as was Tamarind sherbet. … Continue reading

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Froth & Rind – cheese and beer in the village

We’re really happy that a particularly sexy combo of artisan cheese and craft beer – East London Cheese Board and E17 Tap Rooms got together to offer another new shop to the people of the Stow – Froth & Rind. … Continue reading

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Tassili – Algerian cafe on Hoe Street

*Revision – Tassili was awarded a one star score by the Food Standards Agency in November 2014, previously when we visited they had a three score. Original post below. It’s not a glamorous location – sandwiched between a barbers and … Continue reading

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Coffee & cakes in E17

We have our old-favourite coffee shops, the new ones that we just love and those that we just occasionally pop into for a quick takeaway coffee before jumping on the tube. So after lots of difficult reseach & tasting, we … Continue reading

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Bygga Bo – Scandinavian cafe

We love Bygga Bo (meaning ‘to make a nest’) – how did we live without it? We waited months for it to open, and when it did we were there! It’s in an old hairdresser’s shop just near The Bell. The décor … Continue reading

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56 St James – lovely new coffee shop, E17

We were slightly annoyed that a new cafe has just opened in the St James’ area of Walthamstow. Why? Well we lived just a stone throw away for thirteen years and now just when we have moved out, they move … Continue reading

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Cafe Bonito – beyond the hot chocolate!

A trip to the now trendy Wood Street is a regular Saturday event for us. We love the indoor market – packed with local creatives selling a range of second hand books, records, vintage clothes, jewellery and antique/retro  furniture. But … Continue reading

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Amazing hot salt beef brunch

We woke up super-early this morning – no sunday lie-in for us! By 8am a pork shoulder was dressed and having a lovely tanning session in the slow cooker, the coffee beans were ground and an 8-cup cafetiere was put … Continue reading

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Lovely coffee

I must admit that I really like good coffee. I’ve often ordered it online from Grumpy Mule but now they sell in wholefoods so I’m a happy bunny. When I first moved to Walthamstow it was difficult to get a … Continue reading

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