136 Crouch Hill Crouch End London N8 9DX
A snug slice of boho coffee culture that is the antithesis of the megachains nearby. Imagine nicely lived-in furniture, walls hung with regularly changing art exhibitions, or, in a bright rear section, papered with sheets of old music manuscripts. Factor in freshly ground hand-roasted coffee or interesting teas and snacks such as poached eggs with soldiers, garlic mushrooms on toast, fresh soups or homemade organic cake. Now sprinkle around a stack of old books or National Geographics to browse, add an acoustic guitar to strum, and top it all off with some mellow jazz on the stereo, and you have the laidback pit stop par excellence. Starbucks eat your heart out.