NEW! Where to grab a bite or a drink after a London Walk?
I've asked my London Walks colleagues to chip in their suggestions and I'll share them here regularly on The Daily Constitutional.
The Rules: All "reviews" were conducted anonymously and we paid our way. No kick-backs, no payola, no deals: these are the places that we London Walks guides - and London Walkers – choose when eating and drinking out and about in London. No buckshee burritos, nary a gratis granola bar was received in exchange for these recommendations.
And I promise never to use the word "eaterie". Seriously: have you EVER heard anyone SAY the word eaterie?
The Criteria: As well as the one-offs, the unique cafes, bars and stalls that make London so special, I'll be featuring reliable chains along the way. They have to be in London and within five minutes of the end of a London Walks tour.
I hope you enjoy them.
Have your say: As usual we'd like to hear from you – drop us a line with your own London foodie (and drinkie) tips.
An exceptional cup of coffee in a wonderful setting…
Verde and Company on Brushfield Street is a one-off. No magazine list of hip places to eat and drink in London is complete without a mention of Verde & Co – but don't let that put you off!
A coffee should be a pleasure, a small treat, not some paper cup pacifier to suckle on a rattling tube train. A perfect way to maximise this simple pleasure is to take it in surroundings such as can be found at Verde.
There's fresh deli produce and hot chocolate alongside the coffee – excellent breakfasts are served from 8am.
Verde & Co,
40 Brushfield Street E1
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