After eating our way through Barcelona (here and here), we’ve been eating our way through London the week after! In today’s post, you will find a short and sweet list of cafes and restaurants I’ve been to and loved during my 3-day stay in The City. Keep scrolling 😉

Quick fashion note before going back to food. Blush and pastel pink are definitely my favourite hues during winter. It blends perfectly with the natural blue daylight against my skin tone.

Ray-Ban SunglassesNEW LOOK pink coat; Banana Republic sweater (old); Asos Mum jeans (old, more Mom Jeans here); Black Converse; & Other Stories wool scarf; Vintage bag (last seen here & here)


1. Coffee & healthy snacks at Farm Girl (Notting Hill)

Famous for its outdoor pink tables, Farm Girl is the perfect place to have a pretty & stylish coffee and healthy snacks like this açai bowl & avocado toast in the pictures below. I also had a Rose Latte (above picture) and Latte Black (with charcoal) and Julian had a Liquid Gold Latte (with turmeric).
It was the only address on my list (hence the pictures in this post), for the rest, I just went with the flow and let myself guided by my local friends. And it was nice discoveries all along the way. The 3 other restaurants are following! Keep scrolling. 😉

59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB



Liquid Gold Latte with turmeric for Julian and a Latte Black with charcoal for me.


2. Lunch at The Dairy (Clapham South)

I would entitle this Modern Bistro: Raw Sophistication (see front door picture here). Its raw and vintage-inspired décor and table sets were right up my alley. We were served in stone plates, eating with high-end second-hand cutlery (see what I am talking about here), even the cheese was served on a stone instead of a regular plate! I really appreciate this “zero waste” feeling using natural or upcycled materials.
We had a tasty 3-course meal for £25 with desert (you wouldn’t miss the Salted caramel, cacao, malted barley ice cream for the world!). A must-go + the staff was super friendly !
PS:The portions are quite small so I would not recommend going there if you are super hungry, BUT I personally went out of the restaurant feeling satiated and without a heavy stomach.

15 The Pavement, Clapham Old town, London SW4 0HY

3. Dinner at Bistro Union (Clapham Old Town)

In the same spirit of The Dairy for its retro decor and table sets with seasonal and quality produces, Bistro Union was the perfect place for a cozy dinner with subdued light. We shared a Burrata {insert heart-eye faces} as a starter and I went for the Gnocchi with Roasted Pumpkin, Ricotta and Sage and Julian choose the Fish Pie. We also had half a bottle of red wine of Côtes du Rhône, Domaine Chaume, France 2014 which I would recommend.

Note to myself and for you: Maybe I would switch next time and I would go for lunch at Bistro Union and The Dairy for dinner.

40 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9NG

4. Brunch at The Quince Tree (Little Venice)

When my friend Marine told me we were going to The Quince Tree I had no idea what to expect. She just told me : “this place is so you, you’re going to love it”. Indeed, she knows me very well. The Quince Tree Café is a pretty glass veranda located in Clifton Nurseries where you could shop Christmas trees, poinsettia plants, and Christmas decorations. The place was fully booked when we arrived so we had brunch on the terrace (We got the pretty table, see here)! It was kind of crazy to be able to eat outside in London mid-November without being cold, I couldn’t believe it. That’s a good reason to come back and eat inside.

5a, Clifton Villas, London W9 2PH

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What are your favourite cafes, brunches or restaurants in London? Leave me your best places in the comment section below (name, addresses, links are all welcome!)

Thank you for stopping by, it’s always such a pleasure to read you!
Bisous, Margot

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Shop the look:


Ray-Ban Sunglasses
NEW LOOK pink coat
Banana Republic sweater (old)
Asos Mum jeans (old, more Mom Jeans here)
Black Converse
& Other Stories wool scarf
Vintage bag (last seen here & here)

Photos: Julian Calo

10 comments on “4 favourite cafes and restaurants in London”

  1. Les endroits que tu as découvert, sont magnifiques! J’espère vraiment aller à Londres et je profiterai pour déjeuner au The Dairy, j’aime beaucoup tes lunettes et ce joli sac.

  2. That rose latte is on my list of drinks to try when I get back to London again! Farm Girl cafe looks so fun and the coffee and food looks delicious there!

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