Cricklewood Lane opp. Cricklewood station NW2
A very friendly family run cafe serving up the normal fare as well as some really lovely mediterranean dishes.
Go for the Piri Piri Chicken served on a bed of cracked wheat and a beautifully shaved salad… All for under a fiver.
They even opened the alley at the side of the cafe so we could stash our bikes. A truly cycle friendly service.
Cricklewood Broadway and Oaklands Road NW2 – A classic, much improved by the smoking ban of a few years ago. Pedro’s has some of the largest portions in London and has recently benefited from the influx of Poles in the area for the building trade.
Try “Bigos” – Hunters stew or some fantastic meat stuffed dumplings at about the £5 mark. Massive!
A very friendly service too, “Everything better from Poland dharrling!”
Always a haunt for the local characters so lunch can be eventful.
Bike parking is a breeze with plenty of highly visible railing and posts outside.
Cromer Rd. WC1
This family run local cafe serves up a healthy portion of Somali meat stew and traditional bread (Injeera) or rice for about £4.50. The coffee is excellent! Enjoy a relaxing meal and, if you speak arabic, catch up on the world news on Al-Jazeera at the same time. Some of the old boys in here have fire engine red beards… far out!
Bicycles can be watched easily from inside.
Chicken Stew and Injeera…. Yum!