With its huge windows, spacious Wilton Way coffee spot Footnote feels very bright and public. It’s the perfect kind of place to meet for a low-key coffee date with a person you’ve never met before, and if things go well you can hang around for brunch which runs from familiar options like avocado on toast, through to less common but equally tasty pico de gallo on sourdough.
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The Duke of Richmond
The Duke of Richmond is pub and restaurant in Dalston making burgers and bar snacks worth travelling for.
Newcomer Wines is an excellent wine shop and surprisingly spacious bar in Dalston, with a kind of secret back patio.
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Antipode is a slightly scruffy coffee shop near the Apollo in Hammersmith that stays open late when there's a concert on.
Brick House Sourdough Bakery and Bar
Brick House is a small coffee bar and bakery 30 steps from Peckham Rye station, but it's a good spot for a refuel, or to get some work done.
A market isn’t a real market without donuts, and the donuts at Bread Ahead are properly good.
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