Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Wiser, Braver, More Optimistic*: Our Search For The Perfect London Cuppa #9

The best coffee in London, according to LW’s Judy…

"Two places for me are the best…

Grind – they are at Westfield Stratford City outside Waitrose and also have branches in Putney & Battersea.

Also my local… Loafing at 79 Lauriston Road, Hackney E9, corner of Victoria Park Road. They also have a great bakery for cakes & bread.

Loafing is open Monday to Friday from 7.30a.m, on Saturday from 8.00a.m and on Sunday from 9.00a.m. It closes everyday at 6.00p.m."

Their website – from which we have taken the photograph (above) – is at www.loafing.co.uk

Judy, winner of the London Tourist Board's prestigious Guide of the Year Award, is a professionally qualified Blue Badge and City of London Guide. She leads the Old Jewish Quarter walk on Wednesdays – watch her guiding HERE


Adam adds… And tea? Well here’s another snippet from George Orwell’s essay A Nice Cup of Tea (see earlier post)…

"Tea should be made in small quantities — that is, in a teapot. Tea out of an urn is always tasteless, while army tea, made in a cauldron, tastes of grease and whitewash. The teapot should be made of china or earthenware. Silver or Britanniaware teapots produce inferior tea and enamel pots are worse; though curiously enough apewter teapot (a rarity nowadays) is not so bad." 

*Today's headline – Wiser, Braver, More Optimistic – is also taken from Orwell's essay.

We’d like to hear your tea and coffee suggestions, too. Drop us a line at the usual address.

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