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  • Host Coffee are bringing sustainable but fun coffee to Covent Garden's Henrietta Street

    hostcoffeelogoCovent Garden gets a new coffee shop from a duo that started their business as an Old Street pop-up

  • The Garden Cafe comes to Lambeth, with chefs from Padella and St John's Bread & Wine

    The Garden Cafe comes to Lambeth, with chefs from Padella and St John's Bread & WineThe Garden Museum's new cafe in Lambeth is serving seasonal food with simple ingredients.

  • Salt The Radish is a vegcentric cafe opening on Blackstock Road

    saltradidshVegcentric cafe opens on Blackstock Road

  • Louie Louie brings cakes by day and music by night to the Walworth Road

    Louie Louie

    The pre-Christmas period was awash with new restaurant openings, so you'll forgive us if we missed a few out. A Hot Dinners reader brought our attention to Louie Louie which opened on the Walworth Road a week before Christmas. Billed a cafe by day and bar and restaurant by night, the cafe is run by the folk behind popular neighbourhood spot Fowlds Cafe.

    During the day it's a

  • Farmopolis on the Greenwich Peninsula opens a cafe on the jetty

    farmopolis food

    If you haven't already been out to see the floating garden jetty Farmopolis out on the Greenwich Peninsula, the opening of a new cafe might be the thing to entice you.

    Farmopolis Cafe is going to be a permanent venue down here on the peninsula. It's being run by the same company Kofler and Kompanie , behind The Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery with their head and sous chefs responsible for the kitchen here.


  • New York's Dominique Ansel Bakery are bringing the Cronut to London

    Dominique Ansel rarebit

    6/9/16 - updated with details of exclusive London products including the Welsh rarebit croissant (pictured)

    Dominique Ansel Bakery is one of the most popular bakeries in New York - and a great deal of that is down to them creating the behemoth donut/croissant mash-up, The Cronut®. And now they're coming to London.

    It was announced

  • Lerryn's Cafe has turned into Corals in Peckham


    If you're a Peckham local and have been wondering why Lerryn's cafe on Rye Lane appears to have changed name (and design) well let us enlighten you. The cafe, which is now called Corals, has taken a new direction with co-owner Lerryn Whitfield teaming up with Sean Blake who spent three years at Polpo and who you might know from his pop-up Sean’s Bar in Rosie’s in Brixton Market.

    The new-look, all-day restaurant kicks off the day with breakfast staples like steak and

  • Pear Tree Cafe to open overlooking the Boating Lake in Battersea Park

    boating lake

    Anyone taking a stroll round Battersea Park this Autumn will soon have what looks to be an exciting cafe to try. Pear Tree Café, which will overlook the park's Boating Lake, is a new venture by Annabel Partridge and Will Burrett, former Sous Chefs at Petersham Nurseries and Spring Restaurant respectively.

    Mainly a daytime cafe it'll be serving breakfast and a seasonal all-day lunch menu until dusk on weekdays, brunch at weekends but with regular pop-up

  • London's first Nespresso cafe is now open on Cheapside


    For true caffeine addicts, the only real coffee worth having is a single estate espresso made for you by someone who would throw you out of their cafe rather then serve anything with milk or sugar. But you know there are a lot of Nespresso fans who just flipping love their coffee pods, so they're the ones who'll be excited at the news that a Nespresso cafe has just opened in London.

    It's the first full blown Nespresso cafe, following a test run in Vienna, and

  • Test driving Albion Clerkenwell - a place with something for everyone

    03 albionWe head to the site of Turnmills for the latest of Terence Conran's Albions - much more than just a simple restaurant. 

  • Caravan are opening a roastery, cafe and shop north of King's Cross


    So this is going to bring joy and happiness to a lot of caffeine-deprived folk. Popular coffee-based business Caravan, who currently have restaurants in Exmouth Market and King's Cross, are opening their own huge roastery, north of their KX site.

    Caravan Coffee Roasters will feature its own brew bar and cafe serving up all manner of baked goods like their popular 'morning bun' and chocolate espresso brownies, plus daily changing filter and espresso coffee and coffee

  • A Wanted Man combines cafe with brow and waxing salon in Chelsea


    This sounds to us like a first for London - an espresso canteen with brow bar and waxing salon attached.

    A Wanted Man opened quietly in Chelsea a few weeks ago, and while the idea of a cafe come hair removal space might not be everyone's cup of java, the details warrant some foodie interest.

    First off, the brows and other bits will be seen to upstairs at The Beauty Block Chelsea. It's downstairs you'll want to focus on. There a team of two Michel

  • Newington Table cafe, bakery and kitchen opens on Newington Green


    Stoke Newington continues to attract a host of interesting new openings, the most recent among them being Newington Table. Their all-day breakfast menu ranges from the ubiquitous avo on toast to a pretty amazing sounding full English consisting of Sourdough, egg, sausage, thick cut bacon, black pudding, bone marrow, beans, tomato, mushroom for £11.50. 

    The evening menu kicks in at 5pm. We like the sound of their Linconshire poacher puffs for £4 or maybe

  • House Kitchen is the latest opening from Soho House at Highgate Studios

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    When the word on the street (in this case Kentish Town's Highgate Road) is that a hot new lunch spot has opened, you can count on us dashing off to try it. House Kitchen is the latest venture from Soho House to open in Highgate Studios - they already have Pizza East, Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger in various parts of the building. The new all day cafe has opened up where Caffe Kix used to be. And to be perfectly frank it's light years better than the

  • Oree French boulangerie to bring artisan breads and pastries to the Fulham Road

    Oree French boulangerie to bring artisan breads and pastries to the Fulham Road

    Who wouldn't be pleased to learn about a lovely new French-style boulangerie opening in their neighbourhood? The lucky folks in questin are Fulhamites who'll have a new boulangerie and kitchen, Orée, opening on the Fulham Road. They'll have all manner of freshly baked viennoiserie, artisan bread and fine patisserie to serve up - either to eat in or take away.

    Every bit of their bread will be made


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