London's Notting Hill
Life according to Notting Hill
- Granger & Co.: Laid-back Australian breakfast needed? Amazing coffee, warm interior, big portions of avocado on toast and ricotta hotcakes -need I say more? On weekends be there before 09:00 am to avoid queuing.
- Daylesford: Food is sourced from the organic farm in the Cotswolds; all breads and pastries freshly made by hand. Try their addictive cold-pressed juices. Can't get enough? After breakfast shop in their food and home store.
- Coffee Plant: Thumping music and coffee 7 days a week! Directly on Portobello Road, so you can easily jump in for a quick fix.
- Gail's Artisan Bakery: already more than 20 bakeries in London and their first cookbook is available for sale. This place is also on Portobello Road and gets really busy.
- Other cafés include: The Tin Shed (for Artisan Bread and coffee), The Grocer on Elgin (for food-shopping and coffee), Hummingbird Bakery (for cupcakes and coffee)
- Biscuiteers: the sweetest souvenir from Notting Hill - these biscuits for all occasions. They also offer icing classes and tea for two -when booked in advance.
- Graham and Green: For home inspiration or to pick up a gift, this is the place. If you can't make it to the shop visit their website. However they only deliver to UK and Ireland.
- Neal's Yard Remedies: All their organic products smell amazing. If you can't decide for one: I opted for one of their collections with shower gels including: rose & geranium, jasmine & yang yang, geranium & orange and rosemary & elderflower to get a few different ones.
- Holland Park: if you need an escape from the hectic city this helps- squirrels and peacocks, a Japanese garden and a nice cafe will make you forget all about the city's fuzz.
- Electric Cinema: I have to admit this is on my list since- maybe more than one year now- with only 65 seats you need to plan well in advance to get a seat in this restored historic cinema.
- Portobello Road Market: if you are on the hunt for antiques and don't mind the crowd then this is your spot on a Saturday morning. Lots of shops and cafés on Portobello Road, too- so depends on what you are going for either go or avoid Saturday.