Notting Hill Specialty
TAB x TAB
14-16 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
A sleek and modern new addition to Westbourne Grove, Tab x Tab is a coffee spot that offers way more than great morning brews (from local roaster Ozone). Breakfast is a standout here, and the protein-heavy amaranth porridge, matcha chia bowls, banana pancakes, and avocado toast are all excellent. There are also variations on the typical coffee drinks, like a matchagato—a green tea version of the affogato.
The Hummingbird Bakery
133 Portobello Rd., Notting Hill
The Hummingbird Bakery landed in Notting Hill in early 2004 to become the home of quality American baking in London. Today it has five branches across the city—in Soho, South Kensington, Spitalfield, and Islington in addition to the original in Notting Hill—and is famed the world over for its delicious cupcakes and other sweet treats and desserts.
104 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill
This spot is always bustling, in no small part thanks to the grilled meat, which is fresh and delicious. There's seating for casual dining as well as take-away.
2 Park Rd., Notting Hill
This small Notting Hill shop stocks all things Italian, including home-cooked soups, salads, and pastas. The selection of Italian wines is trustworthy, and while you're there you can pick up fresh piadina, an Italian flatbread that you can stuff with all kinds of veggies or meat and roll up as a great alternative to a sandwich.
110 Holland Park Ave., Notting Hill
C. Lidgate is a family-run business in its 5th generation, meaning they've been around for about 150 years. Their meats are sourced from local farms, and father/son pair David and Danny Ludgate travel across the English countryside to source it. As a result, their homemade sausages and meat pies (made with exclusively organic and grass-fed meat) are award-winning.
42 Westbourne Grove, Notting HIll
This is the place to go if you're looking for anything, well, healthy and organic, or just really good quality fresh groceries or health and wellness essentials. Planet Organic was the first organic supermarket in London and continues to surpass the competition in terms of quality, stock, and atmosphere. They're constantly finding new and unknown healthy products to line their shelves. There are many locations across the city.
Nama Foods (Closed)
110 Talbot Rd., Notting Hill
This all-day café is kind of the center of the raw food/vegan scene, but it's also where anyone in Notting Hill who's looking for a lighter alternative might head on any given day, whether on a cleanse or just out for a snack. Matcha lattes and kombucha are available (of course), as is every nut, oat, and coconut milk imaginable, plus all the raw salad dishes and sprouted breads you'd expect. With incredible raw cakes and sweets made daily, it's also a haven for the sweet tooth—minus the guilt.
208-212 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
With four London locations in addition to their Gloucestershire farm, Daylesford Organic's farmshops—they're also home to small cafés perfect to work or read from—are an amazing place to get a very literal taste of the English countryside. You can pop in to buy the local, organic, and humanely raised groceries, or stick around to try their straightforward (but stellar) menu. Their Gloucestershire farm, home to the largest and most elaborate of their farmshops, is well worth the trip if you have the time (you can also spend the night). There are also locations in Marylebone and Pimlico.
Farm Girl Café
59a Portobello Rd., Notting Hill
This is one of those incredibly versatile cafés that there aren't enough of: The Wi-Fi flows freely; the space is gorgeous, decked out in sea-green tiles and elegant line drawings; and there are matcha lattes (with every kind of milk, from almond to coconut and beyond) on tap. And then there's the actual food, which ticks every box: There are açai bowls and a fantastic vegan BLT for lunch, plus the fluffiest pancakes or the hard-core rump steak sandwich with harissa for the indulgent. Farm Girl is an all-rounder.
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