From West to East

It’s safe to say that we certainly traversed London yesterday. We started out in Notting Hill, at a fairly new cafe.

Egg break

As you can see, they’ve made creative use of the previous occupant’s awning, which I love.

The menu is simple and mouth-wateringly enticing.

MenuWe started with our usual drinks.

Espresso

Tea

And then moved onto something more substantial.

Scrambled eggs and bacon for Alex.

Breakfast 2And poached eggs and avocado on toast for me.

Breakfast

Plus some hash browns to share. Because why not when they look this delicious?

Hash browns

We finished up with a refreshing and healthy cold-pressed juice.

Juice

The food was fantastic and it was such a lovely little cafe. If we lived in Notting Hill, we’d be there every weekend.

After that, where else but Portobello Road? Friday’s are the best day to go – all the market stalls are there but there are much less people to fight past.

Portobello 2 Portobello 1 Paddington

Bench

Portobello 3

I love Portobello Road. Yes, parts of it are touristy, but it has such a lovely feel about it and it’s the perfect place for a mooch.

After we’d exhausted West London, we headed East to our old home (and got a free sauna on the Central Line thrown in).

Stratford tube

We walked through the Olympic Park and waved to our old flat.

Stratford 2 Stratford 1

We walked through Hackney Wick, through Victoria Park, and ended up here.

ELLC

The East London Liquor Company opened just after we moved to Bath, so this was our first chance to visit. It’s a bar and distillery, and they serve a dizzying range of cocktails.

ELLC 2

Alex tucked into something boozy and delicious, whilst I tucked into some olives and biltong. Because I was peckish.

Olives and biltong

They also sell a fantastic range of spirits. It would have been rude not to pick up a bottle of their own gin.

Gin

Then we hopped on the bus to Dalston, where we immediately spotted The Diner.

Diner

If you’ve read this blog before, you’ll know this is one of our favourite London places, mostly because of these.

Diner menu

Alcoholic milkshakes. They’re bloody excellent. So we had some.

Colonel Parker

ChoconautThey were just as amazing as we remembered.

Afterwards, we’d planned to spend the evening at Street Feast. But the weather had other ideas. It was chucking it down. So we ducked into a bar and regrouped.

Pub

We decided that it was not the evening for an outdoor food market. It was the evening for ordering food to our hotel room, chilling out and watching a film.

So that’s exactly what we did.

Deliveroo is an amazing app that lets you order food from actual restaurants, rather than takeaways. So we ordered a selection from Bone Daddies.

Dinner

And then we ate it whilst trying not to spill it on the bed (I failed).

Then Alex nipped out and returned with these.

Pudding

The perfect way to finish off the day.

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