tom’s deli, london

1234567891011121314151617181920

best of british in notting hill. I came here after granger and co. for brunch, after that strange sort of formality that you don’t expect to this warm and cosy cafe-deli.

it’s the best candy shop combined with a cake shop, so good for both adults and children (or the children in us). the thing that struck me though was how colourful it all was and how easy it was to photograph. christmas decorations were up too, so needless to say it was amazing.

belowstairs was a larder with american goodies (hugely overpriced, but what isn’t in london), as well as a salad selection and the homely sort of quiches and take-aways you’d expect.

we proceeded upstairs for a seat amongst american posters and banjo music, with a slice of raspberry cake and a slice of date-and-walnut. they were really nice, and the date and walnut – incredibly so. but we realised eventually that both cakes had the same profile, merely different textures. I’d say to go with a lemon- or cheese-cake next time for a more contrasting combination. they were so good with our tiny pots of tea though.

I think this is the sort of restful place you come in for some tea and quiet away from the mess of the world, to remind yourself of a childhood fascination with sweets and then later remember to have cake and tea because you’re now an adult. (I won’t begrudge you the festive candy though)

Tom's Delicatessen on Urbanspoon

Square Meal

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s