Sorrento, Woburn Shops

Visited: Wednesday 3rd January 2007, Last visited Saturday 11th June 2010

Lovely little caff, located between the British Library and University of London-land. Very friendly, everything home-made and open on Saturdays. You may encounter period location filming, but don’t let a young woman with a clipboard, headphones and a directional haircut put you off.

Interior: Cramped but utterly charming. Tiles, wooden benches and tables, steamy windows. Perfect for a rainy day.

Menu: Breakfasts and pasta. I’d actually only give the veggie pasta I had about 5/10 as the pasta was overcooked and there wasn’t much sauce or any cheese, but it had carrots and other veg in it and didn’t seem to be from a jar. The breakfasts looked great – mushrooms were cooked from fresh, not tinned and the bloke opposite me had a lovely-looking omelette (with standard from-frozen chips though – but you can choose to have it with salad instead). Best of all, hot bevs are in mugs rather than those useless little cups.

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One Response to “Sorrento, Woburn Shops”

  1. schopflin Says:

    Update: Visited 8th February 2007

    Once again a very cosy place to be on a snowy day and a friendly welcome. Another lovely big mug of tea. The only let-down – the food. I made a bad choice again as it was half past three and felt a bit late for breakfast, and ordered a mozzarella and tuna toasty on brown, which turned out to be on white. I can’t honestly say it had anything memorable about it at all.

    However, I have made a discovery. They serve home-made strudel, carrot cake and almondy-looking jam sandwich-biscuits which look lovely. I’m not quite sure what such alpine treats have to do with southern Italy, but I don’t mind.

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