Not bad, a respectable outfit serving adequate coffee - a little underheated, a touch overextracted, but drinkable, with a good crema and made with Monmouth's finest. It's a light bright space, with truly hospitable Kiwi staff and big cheery smiles behind the counter - a simple line-up of tasty and fairly healthy food prepped on-site, and a few New Zealand snacks to stave off homesickness (and for that matter mosquitos; we're finding New Zealand Marmite when ingested works better than slathering on DEET to keep London mosquitos at bay this summer).
Friendly staff, good "down home" cooking, great light coming in from the front window and tiny back yard, nice little gift section (if you're from Australia or New Zealand, you can stock up on goodies from home that are a mystery to me) and good coffee, all in a relaxed setting in an increasingly interesting part of London.
This is one of the best "Cafs" in London. Great homemade food. Great eggs. Great grilled Haloumi. Great fresh homemade salads. Awesome Banana bread. The coffee was much better than other "Cafs" in London, but it is not the top end of the East London specialty coffee world. The customers were an interesting mix. Seems to be people in the arts and entrepreneurial pursuits. The walls are a constantly changing art gallery. They are near to some great streetart in their street. A giant toaster. ROA's bunny rabbit. Sweet Tooth has even done the outside of a whole shop. I would go back for the food and service and atmosphere. Especially if I had been down to Columbia rd markets on a Sunday. But won't travel specifically for the coffee.
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