Monday, 21 June 2010
Gwilym's Coffee Cart - Whitecross St Market EC1
Tom rates it so highly and today I finally made it there. Luckily my nephew Ben works nearby so it was a good excuse to visit him and try some primo caffeine. I love the area around the Old Street roundabout and the fact that the relentless gentrification of the inner city still has some way to go here (although I was amazed at the huge new apartment buildings that confront you as you come out of the tube - where did they come from?). And how cool is Whitecross St market? The food options were amazing - we settled for a chicken burger, which was sensational and like good Aussies we had a lamington with our coffee - life felt pretty good. Gwilym was not manning the cart but the barista on duty poured me an absolutely sensational flat white (pictured) - it actually made me realise that some of the coffees I have had recently from some of my W1 regular hangouts (I refuse to name names) have been a bit below par. This was strong, creamy goodness - just the way it should be. I think I'll be having lunch with Ben more regularly..