Coffee’s place in our lives it hard to overstate. It's everywhere from memes to t-shirts to cards to cushions to just about every shop and street corner. It has also become an important battleground...
Delicatessens, or delis as they are known amongst the bright and the beautiful of this world, originated in Germany, as the rather foreign-sounding name would suggest. For an outsider, and an insider for that matter, what a delicatessen is exactly is hard to say. They seem to sell all manner of rustic foods and expensive produce, such as cured meats and pastries, however there doesn't seem to be anything edible that delicatessens can't sell, so really, almost anyone can call themselves a delicatessen. That said, delicatessens certainly serve a number of purposes - if you are need of funky cheeses and such goods, you will want to attend your local delicatessen. We care about supporting independent business, and delicatessens are on the frontline against the major brands like Tesco in attempting to provide customers with a wide variety of high quality produce. To help you find the deli that's right for you, we've compiled this list of the 17 best delicatessens in South London.
With the onslaught of pubs now serving hot drinks, and an increasing number of cafés serving alcoholic beverages, the lines between what constitutes a pub and what constitutes a café have become blurred. The stipulation as to what the establishment serves is important – café does derive directly from the French for coffee after all. The best we can to describe a café is to say that you know you’re in a café when you’re in one. Clapham is a natural place for cafés and Clapham Common is a perfect place for people watching, and therefore a perfect place for a cafés. With that in in mind we only thought it right to compile a list of our 5 favourite cafés in Clapham.
Whether you’re planning to benefit from the wonderful sunshine on the common or you’re looking for a unique place to feast, Streatham is the place to be! It’s one of the most beautiful and distinctive places in London, steeped in history. Why not ponder over a hot beverage and snack at one of Streatham’s Best Seven Cafes?
For the real coffee lovers amongst us, you will know that there is something special about knowing where and how your coffee has been sourced. Supermarkets flirt with cheap mix-blends and eye-catching names for the sake of convenience. However, there is a thriving community of independent roasters in this city, working away to find real quality and supplying many independent coffee shops all over London. We've sourced out 6 of these great companies working in South London, and each is worth trying out if you get the chance!