A leisure centre is not the first place that would come to mind when thinking of a good Mediterranean bistro but this one is an exception. The large wooden tables and stools give it a rustic feel. You can sit either looking at the view outdoors or one of the window walls looks down onto the swimming pool.
They have a range of salads, sandwiches and hot food. I’ve had the courgette, aubergine, roast peppers and hummus ciabatta sandwich and would say that it was a good choice.
To drink, I always seem to go for the jasmine tea! They have coffees, smoothies and fresh juices too and they do serve soy milk.
They have an excellent range of fresh cakes and pastries for those of you that have a sweet tooth. A little warning though, the portions are big depending on what kind of cake you go for.
The only thing that I didn’t like was that the cakes were on open display near the entrance of the cafe. Some were covered with a clear plastic sheet. At least it wasn’t self service, only the waiter would serve the cakes to you.
The service can be a little slow when the cafe is busy. I have found that the mornings here were quieter than the afternoons. A good place to meet up and relax with friends!
Del’Aziz Cafe, Ground Floor, Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3NFRating: