Nov 24, 2011 by

Just found a great little cafe on the edge of Dalston, at 68 Balls Pond Road. It opened just six weeks ago and the owner has lots of ideas for what to do with the space. ‘Other’ is a very unassuming name and I guess it’s because the plan seems to be to offer different options. It is a cafe, gallery and space! and is also available for private hire. The menu selection includes home made soup, pasta and cakes and the excellent coffee is San Salvador, imported from Italy. There are plans for a licence with wine bar downstairs and a friend is going to teach the chef how to make sushi which will be very welcome in an area where Japanese restaurants are thin on the ground. I always make for the...

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Cafe Oto

Nov 7, 2011 by

This is basically a music venue and has the feel that a band will arrive to set up at any time. I spotted the name on a map then found out everyone I mentioned it to had been to gigs there. They do a large selection of drinks, homemade biscuits, cakes and savoury snacks. There is masses of space and it’s a popular spot to come and work or meet people in the relaxed...

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