There we were, fresh off the plane, first day in London.
And what was the only question we had for our hostel’s receptionist? Did we want to know where all the big tourist sites were? Or how the underground actually works?
No, we wanted to know where are all the cafes were. Obviously.
Twenty minutes later, we found ourselves on a bus heading towards Camden Town. For all of you who are unfamiliar with London’s outer city hidden gems, Camden Town is definitely one of those “must see’s”. Not only is it home to many vintage markets and food stalls, it also has a very popular cafe culture. Thankgod!
So, completely jet lagged and ‘clogged’ (sorry about the use of this word, we just don’t know how else to describe that disgusting tummy-cramp-bloated gross feeling) from the flight, we were searching for somewhere to recover and replenish. Thankfully only after a few hundred meters, we stumbled across “M y V i l l a g e C a f e”.
This family run eatery had an Eastern europe influence, yet also had all the characteristics that define many of Melbourne’s Fitzroy cafes. All of this awesomeness in humble Camden Town.
With a GF, vegan and raw menu, we were drowning in options.
Luckily, our decision was made for us by the ever so lovely owner, of this ever so lovely cafe. We were given the organic soy porridge and fresh mint tea. Very simple, yet delicious. The most comforting meal to devour after a 30 hour journey and definitely tummy approved!
Naturally, the remainder of the day we spent exploring Camden’s markets, discovering a beautiful yoga studio and climbing hills. Ahh, if only we could rewind the clock…
M + S xx