Two Sugar Loaves
Queenie’s was the bakers opposite our office. She was always very friendly and you could phone up and ask her to cook a bacon roll, then pop out and pick it up. Great. Simple, traditional food at good prices. I was very sad to see they had closed, due to ill health.
I was, however, intrigued when I saw work going on with the new owners creating a unique space for all manner of things. They impressed me with their hard work, doing a lot of it themselves and before long we had a brand new shop.
Two Sugar Loaves, 194, Balls Pond Rd, London , N1 4AA is a take away and shop with a couple of tables, so you can call it a cafe at a pinch. They usually have space for me to sit down at a reused school desk if I want a break away from my computer. Illy coffee is served at the moment but Monmouth coffee is promised soon.
A large range of organic, vegetarian food is stocked in a tiny space which they have used creatively. Farm produce is delivered on a Thursday and you can order organic meat from Church Farm. Bread is delivered daily and sandwiches can be made to order. We are arranging to have birthday cakes baked by Two Sugar Loaves to avoid preservative and sugar overload from supermarket cakes!
When I visited there was a display of photos by Kate Harahan ‘Interpreting the Memories of Others’; very thought provoking.
There seem to be new ideas every time I go in. Last week I noticed an invitation to bring a book to swap. At the moment Tapas are on sale on a Friday evening. It’s exciting to see the different stock while the owners decide what works best. I hope they do well.