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

A quick list of worthwhile coffee spots in San Francisco

There’s more good coffee in SF than this perhaps, but this is not a bad set of places to start…

Réveille Coffee Co. – for that wake-up shot – and avocado on rye
4076 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States

Fourbarrel Coffee – fresh roasted – literally
375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

Blue Bottle Coffee – this is one of their several superb locations
315 Linden Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-5109, United States

Ritual Coffee Roasters – get a shot and then nip next door and get a bike
432b Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

…and for that bike mentioned above? 

Streets of San Francisco Bikes – good bikes, nice people 
370 Linden Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

Big Apple ideas – as of April 2014

One of my favourite megalopoli to meander about is NYC and thus recommendations evolve with each visit.

Three new particularly worthwhile places have been added to this Foursquare NYC Coffee list – in the order that I visited them:

  1. The Smile – tucked away downstairs at 26 Bond St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St.), New York, NY 10012 and 
  2. Abraço – on 86 E 7th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY 10003
  3. Everyman Espresso – 301 W Broadway (btwn Canal & Grand St.), New YorkNY 10013

For a more comprehensive collection of coffee joints across New York, check out Blue Crow’s NYC Coffee app (scroll).

This time I sadly didn’t get to update my jazz joint list… but did add a new place to the short, and incomplete, list of worthwhile cocktail establishments

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

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