When it comes to coffee, being in East London, means we are quite blessed with a heck of a lot of brilliant antipodean-run joints and greasy cafs to choose from. Shoreditch Grind is possibly the best cafe in spitting distance to my house. Pull up a stool at the floor to ceiling windows, order a flat white, and watch the world go by. A pillowy, untoasted cheese and tomato croissant doesn’t go amiss either. They are one of the few places nearby, too, that dish up custardy pastel de natas – Portuguese egg tart pastries.
213 Old St, London EC1V 9NR, UK