Archive for the ‘London NW3’ Category

Zamazingo, South End Green

December 19, 2007

Visited: Monday 17th December 2007

Very standard bright-lit big screen caff.

Interior: Exactly what you’d expect – big screen showing cable music, metal chairs, plastic tables, young female staff serving, men behind the counter, fluorescent lighting, dismissive but affable welcome.

Food: Okay, nothing special. I had set veggie breakfast – all okay, mushrooms not slimy but not very tasty, egg a bit boring, hash browns nice and greasy, Bubble had a strange sour taste, brown toast very soggy and about ten minutes before rest of breakfast. Tea was nice. Nothing wrong with the food, but not a must-try destination.

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Da Roberto, South End Green

December 15, 2007

Visited: Thursday 13th December 2007

A busy traditional Italian caff with outdoor loos

Appearance: No special features, but very traditional with tightly packed tables, lino floor, huge separate queue at sandwich counter, general feel of the 1970s. To get to the toilets you go through a door and find yourself in a yard – the loos are in a shack on the other side.

Food: Granary bap toasted with mozzarella, sun dried tomato and aubergine, plus cup of earl grey. Shame no mugs, toasty was lovely. The omelettes looked particularly nice and accompanied by the tradional fried-from-frozen string chips.

One gripe: this is one of those caffs that are filled with staff but most of them are busy behind the sandwich counter. Service at table for  lunch is not a priority.