one of london’s best kept secrets for lunch is margot’s rochelle canteen – i went for birthday lunch with some girlfriends! its only open mon to fri until 4.30pm and not at weekends, but they do offer breakfast and afternoon tea too. they also organise events, parties, celebrations, so perfect to keep in mind for any occasion.
bought these amazing chillies in brixton market another great place to go and eat.
other places to meet for tea and cake are the nectar cafe at triyoga – the delicious chocolate cake and coconut balls with the fresh teas are just what you need after a hard yoga session. i also found myself in st albans with some friends who have moved there and they took me to the osprey outlet – not really my kind of products, but they do have some small leather goods that would make good xmas gifts – and the cafe is lovely, set around a courtyard down a country lane, homemade gluten free cakes, you really feel as though you are in the country, and yet only 45 mins from central london.