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beard papa’s

dsc_01061This Japanese-founded chain makes Oxford Street bearable. When surrounded by hoards of  jostling elbows and face-swiping department store doors, when you’ve tried to walk the wrong way up the escalators or are boiling hot from being togged up in scarf, coat, hat and gloves and from squeezing in and out of clothes in sweaty changing rooms… remember there’s always a cream puff at the end of the tunnel. This humble fast-food joint might not look like much, but it produces cream puffs to die for. The choux pastry is fresh and crisp, and as you bite into the puff a cool, creamy vanilla custard oozes into your mouth. Mmmmmm.

143 Oxford Street, London W1D 2JB

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green note

106 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN

Tel: (020) 7485 9899

www.greennote.co.uk

Music nights are the main focus of this café, but there are a few other kinds of evening thrown in for good measure. On Monday 3rd November there’s a poetry slam event called Hammer & Tongue, so if you fancy getting up and spouting some poems, or simply watching other people be brave… They serve tasty, reasonably-priced, vegetarian tapas.

 

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tangier café restaurant

Willesden High Road

At this family-run place the owner serves up succulent lamb, prune and almond tagines with chips for a fiver, whilst conducting loud and animated exchanges with the Irish and Albanian regulars. Yum.

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