Snacks and nibblies only, listings for Waterloo
I have seen people online calling this the adult version of the Willy Wonka chocolate factory.
While possibly a tad OTT on creative freedom, the moniker is not far off. This is heaven on Earth for the cake, pastry and coffee aficionado. Not only is coffee and edible accessories delivered to perfection, the framing of their excellent work is always pleasing to the eye and sometimes even giggle inducing. For example, I couldn’t help laughing when I saw their Ninja Slice cake. “A mind blowing experience”, as one (presumably!) happy customer put it.
Conveniently located just a coffee mug throw away from the excellent lunch pub The Kings Arms, this is a must visit after your meal. Get one of their marvellous double espressos and walk around the corner to the park behind the church opposite the IMAX and enjoy a few peaceful moments of pondering the better qualities of life. Such as sitting in a park in Waterloo with an excellent cup of coffee, pondering the better qualities of life.
Failing that, you could always think about the quote on the church wall:
All may have, if they dare try, a glorious life or grave.
That line is from a poem by George Herbert, one of this country’s greatest religious poets. Look it up, it is called “The Church Porch”. Print it, bring it to the park. Well worth a read and a ponder.
Only drawback of Konditor & Cook is that it draws more people in than cameras at a G20 rally. Persevere though, you deserve that relaxing moment in the park.
While you can’t really go here for lunch (they don’t open until 18:00 except Wednesdays when they open at 13:00), The Pit gets a special mention for being a really nice place to go for a pint, a glass of wine or a cocktail after work. Why not bring a date, the hidden away feeling of this basement establishment and the general theatre flair of the place gives it quite the romantic air.
If you are looking for some of the best coffee in south London, nay, make that all of London, consider your quest over. This is it. You have stumbled upon a scooter workshop cum cafe extraordinaire by public demand. All thanks to their Italian 1957 Faema espresso machine and Craig O’Dwyer, the very well travelled owner and scooter connoisseur.