But when out and about, one of the best options in our neighbourhood is Birdhouse. It's a simple cafe, doing simple food with damn good coffee. The decor of yellow and metallic grey with the bird theme makes the place feel industrialised yet arty. It's a cool place to hang out and enjoy a simple sandwich or cake, but of course the main attraction is the coffee. The beans are a lovely roast providing a sophisticated shot, topped with perfect temperature milk (something the Brits took a while to learn about). We love a good flat white here and it's also good to support the owners (an Aussie & a Cuban) who obviously take a lot of pride in what they do. If you love your coffee, I promise you that you won't be disappointed at Birdhouse.
|Birdhouse - a recipe for success: doing something really simple really well, especially flat whites|
Where: 123 St John Hill's Road, Battersea SW11 1SZ
How much: Coffees approx. £2.20 from memory, sandwiches less than £5