Casa Tua – Your Italian Coffee House

As its name suggests, Casa Tua is a coffee shop that is a.) Italian and b.) very homely. I stumbled across it by accident whilst milling around the King’s Cross area, and was drawn in by its promising coffee bar and fresh, pretty dĂ©cor, which were visible through its glass walls. Once inside, I was […]

Coffee culture – where are the best writing spots in London?

As a coffee lover with an aversion to working from home, one of the first things I do when I move to a new city is to suss out the best local cafĂ©s for me to work in. Last year, I wrote a blog post about Barcelona’s surprisingly burgeoning cafĂ© culture (in a nutshell: the […]

Art – Venturing Beyond at Somerset House

3/3/2016 – 2/5/2016 To mark the opening of the new exhibition Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street, this week Italian artist Filippo Minelli conducted numerous smoke performances within the architecturally stunning Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House. At 1.30pm on Thursday, Minelli set off the colourful smoke bombs before […]

CafĂ© – Manna Dew

If, like so many others, you have a gluten intolerance or just prefer to avoid gluten then you’ll be all too familiar with the nightmare that is finding a decent coffee-shop, restaurant or bakery serving food you can actually eat. Luckily for SW London, Manna Dew, a small, minimalistic patisserie and cafĂ© located on Battersea High St., […]