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.
An early movie meant that was plenty of time for dinner afterwards. Around Swiss Cottage, there seems to be a limited amount of places to dine. Most of them are more towards Finchley Road such as Zizzi and Sprinkles Gelato.
Briki takes its place at one end of Exmouth Market. It specialises in Ethiopian Taf coffee as well as a Mediterranean inspired menu. Briki serves an all day menu including breakfast, lunch specials, sandwiches and loaf cakes. It is always good to see that all the food is covered and behind the counter glass front.
Olive Cafe oozes in friendliness in their family run cafe. It has such a happy, relaxed and welcoming feel to it. They know their regular customers really well but also make a lovely effort with new ones too. The staff give such wonderful personal service and they do honestly value all their customers.
There are times when certain areas are visited regularly and then there are other times when it may even be months before the same area is ventured to. This was the case with Muswell Hill; it was a well known area for a long time but that was not recently.
Renoir offers fresh, tasty healthy food in Kentish Town. Even the counter area oozes freshness with its displays of bowls of colourful fruits, salads in the fridge and other deli items.
As we had come to The Iskele late lunchtime, we were expecting it to be fairly quiet. But it was the opposite, the restaurant was pretty much packed and so it was a good thing that I had made a reservation.
What better place for two friends to go to than the appropriately named 2 Friends cafe. This place was spotted along the Caledonian Road when we were looking for somewhere to go to for a cup of tea.
The Blue Legume has never been noticed by myself, the many times that I have walked along Upper Street. It has a unique characteristic blue aubergine-like vegetable artefact as part of its sign.