Baba Budan I’m a regular espresso customer at Baba Budan and I’ve long been meaning to visit on a day – now any day between Wednesday and Sunday – when they serve their full food menu. Finally I got my shit together and brought a healthy appetite, too.Looks good One of the key players in …

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Quay Commons I’d visited Quay Commons for coffee last year when they’d just taken on the premises on Commercial Quay and were working out their offering.Exterior After closing to completely rework the space, particularly the kitchen, they re-opened in earnest a few weeks back. I’d popped in again a couple of times and made a …

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The Little Green Van There are some odd paradigms that we’ve built up over the years of Lunchquesting. One is that when the sun is shining, I have the overwhelming desire for Indian food in ill-lit rooms; basements ideally. Van I also have the longing for short dark coffee when the sun is bright. I …

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Hyde & Son I have a pretty good network of spies across the city that let me know all the interesting new openings as they appear. It took a special correspondent to spot the arrival of Hyde & Son at George Street apartment complex Eden Locke.Exterior While well-heeled visitors check in along the counter, this …

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Leyas On a recent flying visit to London, I had just enough time to grab a quality cup of coffee before heading into the inevitable procession of thrilling meetings. Exterior Just near Mornington Crescent tube station I came across Leyas, which looked like it would do the job. A split-level premises, it exuded the requisite …

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