Brother Marcus looks like a small coffee shop from the outside. The entrance is a solid blue door that has the “Come Inside” sign. The restaurant instantly has a welcoming atmosphere and a rustic feel to it. Green plants are entwined onto frames along the walls. Everything else is wooden including the wall panels and furniture.
Appestat has a rustic feel to its cafe. There are big wooden tables, bench like seating, window seats and cosy sofas. The area at the back is where most of the seating is. There is a lively atmosphere contributed by the music.
Cote Brasserie is situated on Islington Green. On entering, the dining area looks quite big and the furniture is dark wooden. There are booths with cushioned seating. There is a private dining area at the back of the restaurant which is separated by a curtain.
It’s hard to pick a venue for a big gathering and it can be a bit of a gamble when it is a place that has not been to before. The main thing is that you want everything to go smoothly from the service to the quality of the food.
A friend had told me about the wonderful pizza at Franco Manca many years ago. This was when it had opened one of its first branches down in Brixton. Although Franco Manca has recently been popping everywhere, it is only now that Franco Manca has been visited. I trust my friend’s judgement of cafes and resturants and there’s not been a time when places haven’t lived up to high standards.
A couple of Tea Shops have opened in the past few months in the area of Angel. One is in the quaint Camden Passage and the other is in the Angel Central centre.
Opposite the Almeida Theatre, lots of greenery and a few benches mark the restaurant Almeida. The entrance is decorated with crates of fresh lemons, a lemon tree and cushioned seating.
Autumn time is here with the month of September. With there being a chill in the air, there is a need for hot food compared to the cold summer salads. Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Angel looks fairly small from the exterior. A few window seats enable you to sit and watch the world pass by.
Vivo had a wonderful range of Italian food organised and displayed in its covered glass 14 metre counter. The food display started off with calzone pizzas, then came the black soup cauldrons, followed by the anti pasti items, salads, cakes and then finally the wines.