Rustique has been in business since the year 2000. It’s thrived not because it has the greatest coffee or greatest food or greatest anything, but because it’s so relaxing and welcoming. Even though the space is small, they don’t mind if you spend hours massaging your keypad or pick a book off the shelf and read it cover to cover. If you’re eating, order soup and quiche of the day, or a jacket potato. In good weather, the back garden is the place to be.
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Junction Tavern is a Kentish Town gastropub that takes both the gastro and the pub parts of the label seriously.
Chicken Shop does posh rotisserie chicken and sides, in a vibey Kentish Town restaurant.
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Books For Cooks
Books for Cooks is a cookbook shop in Notting Hill that also runs a cafe at lunchtime. Check their Twitter feed to find out what’s cooking.
Caravan in Bankside is one of the best places in London for great coffee and laid-back all day dining. It’s Perfect For for catchups and big groups.
Farm Girl Cafe
You’ll want to make fun of Farm Girl’s macadamia butter, but you’ll also probably like it. Head to this Notting Hill spot for a quick, healthy meal.
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