Cafe Review: Butter Beans, Richmond

It’s well known amongst my family and friends that my favourite coffee house/cafe is Butter Beans (formerly Taylor St Baristas) in Richmond. Why else would I travel two and a half miles at least once a day, and often twice, for a cup of coffee unless it wasn’t just good, but wonderful! Butter Beans has […]

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Harris + Hoole, Twickenham

Despite my love of Italy, it has to be said that when it comes to coffee, it’s an Antopidean coffee that does it for me: that strong punch of deeply rich coffee. My loyalties transferred to Australia-New Zealand about 4 years ago when I read in Time Out that the best coffee in West London […]

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In Search of a Perfect Cappuccino

I clearly remember my first cappuccino experience. And it was nowhere as romantic as Rome and the famous Caffe San’Eustachio. I was still at school, in my teens, and a family friend had told my parents about finding a cafe where you could have an authentic Italian cappuccino. The cafe turned out to be right […]

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Summer Sorbet

It was Olympic madness in Twickenham/Richmond yesterday – and today too. The cycle races are coming through so roads are closed, buses not running. The only solution if I wanted my usual favourite cup of coffee at Taylor St Baristas was to walk. Such is my dedication to drinking only wonderful coffee – and most […]

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Coffee Hot Stops: Taylor St Baristas, Richmond

None of that Monday morning feeling for me today … not with the prospect of one of my very favourite coffees at the wonderful Taylor St Baristas to brighten me up and put a nice kick into my start to the week. I’ve written about Taylor St Baristas before and I, along with many other […]

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