Best gingerbread cake in London
Leila’s Shop 17 Calvert Ave London E2 7JP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7729 9789
The greatest Croque Monsieur in London
Le Peche Mignon 6 Ronalds Road London N5 1XH
Tel: 07790 778537
This is my new favourite café in North London, Le Péché Mignon 6 Ronalds Road, London, N5 1XH.
The name means like “cute sin” – a sin you are allowed cause you can’t resist. And I tell you, I am already ADDICTED to the Croque Monsieur there!
My ONLY CRITICISM about the place is the lettuce – that Apollo / Frisée stuff that prickles the inside of your mouth. It is a non food. It is like Br’er Rabbit all over again.
Never mind. Check out the coffee:
Not too hot when you get it so you can drink it straight away. This is always a very serious consideration. And note, that is actually cows milk not soya milk as I would normally ask for.
So now Le Péché Mignon is the ‘regular’ meeting point for Janus and I. Janus is a friend who used to work at KH with me. We used to not get on AT ALL in the office and actually had quite ridiculous verbal fights [over cake!!!] but outside of work we got on really well. We have a quite similar taste in a lot of things [though she also has talked me out of a Dado in the kitchen] and probably this is why we don’t get on in some ways. However, she left the KH office and has her own business now called Sugarloaf Mountain making cakes to order. I think she make Mark Eley’s Birthday cake last year for example!
Then we went to some junk shop and she got a Dalmation charm. HAHAHA the lesbian bestiality jokes I made about her. [Oh that is the other thing we used to fall out about - she would send me interoffice emails about what a dyke I am from Australia all the time. But then we did harass each other with the Dutty Wine.] Anyway back to the year 2008, we went to Oh La La the 2hand shop on Holloway Road and I found the perfect sugary lemon kitchen unit that will fit PERFECTLY where I am going to rip out the old cupboard and move the white stuff around in there. There I was thinking I was going to have to build something out of MDF and cover it with sticky backed plastic…
Come to think of it, Janus tried twice to make me go into The House of Harlot and stopped outside to look at a black and pink French Maids rubber outfit and said “I really like rubber.” Hmmm…
Anyway – I’m really looking forward to seeing Janus again next week. I already know what I am going to have! I wonder if Cardinal will bunk off work to come with?
Egg, spinach and sun blushed tomatoes, flat white and an OJ.
Jackman & McRoss 32 Cross St, New Town, TAS 7008
Tel: +61 (0)3 62284688
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