Four places in Camberwell

Silk Road – Noodles, dumplings and more from North West China
49 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR|

THEO’S – Wood-fired joy, whether pizza or panuozzo 
2 Grove Ln, Camberwell, London SE5 8SY

Lumberjack Cafe – Quiet friendly corner for an espresso
70 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8QZ

No67 Cafe & Restaurant – Post-gallery brunch, lunch or dinner
67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH

London: all the caffeine & culinary apps you need

If you’re visiting London for #Eurocomm – or perhaps just visiting London in general, here’s a quick round-up of the top caffeine & culinary apps for downloading to your phone before you depart…

A brief preamble before we get stuck in

Maps, maps, maps
There’s a virtue in being lost from time to time, but if you’re short of time, then you may want to cache a London map onto your phone. You can do this with Google Maps – simply zoom to the area you want to keep and type ‘ok maps’ in the search bar. That should more or less take care of it. See the Google Maps help pages if you run into trouble.

Getting from A to B
Cycling is always fastest and there are Boris bike points throughout the centre of town (and here’s a handy iOS app for that) and lots has been done to make London more legible for walkers. Should you feel compelled to use the underground, be sure to follow @tfltravelalerts – and if you need a cab, book ahead using Kabbee – in fact, here’s £10 off code for your first use: PUEZFDget the app here.

Now onto the actual guide:


The good people a Blue Crow Media have a handy app that covers a lot of the top coffee joints across the city: App Store | Google Play | Website.


That’s a lot of choice though. If you’re a Foursquare / Swarm user then you may want to rely on what your friends have rated – or perhaps a curated list like this: London’s (arguably) Best Coffee.


If you’re attending Eurocomm, then here’s a long list of worthwhile /quirky eateries near London College of Communication.

If you’re looking for more specific suggestions based on cuisine (and less geographically bound), then here are a couple of curated lists ready made for Foursquare users:

App-wise, here are some favourites – that work for London – and well beyond:


Miami revisited: from Puerto Sagua to Eternity

A friend of mine is visiting Miami and that led me to revisit my notes from my most recent time there, in case I’d find a top tip to pass along.

The two place that stood out from a coffee & culinary point of view are:

Puerto Sagua Restaurant

// The unusual bit about this place

It is a bit of a dive, but pulls it off with panache.

// The five reasons I’ll go back

  1. Good value food – including some wholesome soup and cuban sandwiches
  2. The fact that you can sit and eat at the bar on your own – or bring a boisterous group – I tried both
  3. The mix of locals and out-of-towners – great for people watching
  4. Freshly squeezed orange
  5. Open till 2am

Find it on Foursquare | Google Places | traditional map: 
700 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 | +1 (305) 673-1115

Eternity Coffee Roasters –

// The unusual bit about this place

At the time of visiting there were not many places in Miami roasting coffee, so this one stood out.

// The five reasons I’ll go back

  1. Good XX extraction 
  2. Knowledgable and friendly staff
  3. Good selection of beans to choose from
  4. Tea for those thus inclined
  5. WiFi

Find it on Foursquare | Google Places | traditional map: 
117 Southeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33131 | +1 (305) 350-7761

There are lots of other things to see – here are some visual ideas for you.

Duck | fennel | risotto [button mushrooms slivered pastis star anis]


Did you know that fennel is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe? The stock for this risotto was however amplified with the bit more modest (yet superb) pastis from Provence.


Brief review: The Northall @ The Corinthia Hotel – London

// The unusual bit about this place

With a breadth of selection in the bar worthy of a gin palace, do start your evening there if you’ve arrived a bit early for your table – I’m sure you’ll find something that suits your taste to get you going.

// The five reasons I’ll go back

The gin list, the conscientious and seamless service across bar and restaurant; the atmosphere and the interesting wine list (which includes a good selection by the glass) – and fifth, but not least: if they can repeat the way they both cooked and presented their succulent pork chops, then they can look to count me as a regular.

Find it on Foursquare – where I have also added it to my list of London’s Best Hotel Restaurants.

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