The name of this place truly sounds like another cafe I have told you about. Star Express. Well, lets say many do look the same and have similar names! This one tough, is on the opposite side of London. I will be very honest here: it is not located in a tourist area, actually there is nothing truly interesting around here. Please do visit this Cafe if by any chance you end up in Willesden or Dollish Hill area.
It is not far from Neasden Temple, so that might be a great chance! It is a traditional workers cafe. The owners are super kind and the food is very good. Price-wise of course, amazing. We normally spend £10 for the 2 of us, and just £13 or £14 when I decide to go for a more subsantial plate. As I have mentioned you many times in previous article, I am intolerant to eggs, gluten and dairy. So I try not to have those ingredients very often. I know, I then go to Ole & Steen and have muffins and buns… I should not do that, but sometiems I truly cant resist! Anyway.
Cafe Express is located on the main road, just opposite B&M. So if, eventually, you end up here, do go and visit B&M too. Not much that you need in there if you are a visitor (homeware and tinned food mainly!), but a great place to buy if you live in London and need nice cheap stuff.
Address: 404 High Rd, Willesden, London NW10 2DS
I recently had here a jacket potato with tuna. The potato was nicely baked, huge and I must add they used great quality butter on it, it really was tasty!
Here we are, a lovely local cafe in Angel. This particular one was some kind of surprise. My partner and I were in Angel, as usual, looking for a local cafe, and to be honest with you we wanted to skip the market area, but then we ended up having our fab breakfast here
It is a traditional local café, and
even though it is located right on Chapel Market, prices are still very good
and in line with a traditional café in a more residential area. We’ve spent
an average of £12 for the two of us, and we have been there twice so far.
In these pictures you can see you can
have a lot more than the usual fry-up, my partner went for an omelet! Me, being
intolerant to a lot of things, I have to adapt and my plate always looks kinda
This area is so nice, the market is a
traditional local market, not a tourist one so I strongly recommend visiting Angel.
Also, on the nearby (1 min walk away!) the main road you can find lots of
restaurants, shops and there are 3 supermarkets in the area too.
Address: 71 Chapel Market, The Angel, London N1 9ER
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