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  • Cool local cafés

    Looking for a decent flat white off the beaten track? From rural barns to funky industrial spaces, follow me...

  • Chiltern Firehouse… to Hartwell Café!

    Hartwell House café has upped its game, with a Chiltern Firehouse chef joining the team and brunch, lunch and afteroon tea all on the menu.

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    Gorge in Goring!

    The vintage-inspired interiors at Pierreponts cafe in Goring, Oxfordshire will please your inner granny, but the food offering is bang up to date.

  • Coffee under canvas

    You'll want to put this place on your go-to list! Nicholsons yurt café at its North Aston nursery is a tenty triumph.

  • The Cape, Beaconsfield

    It’s tough in the food business these days, isn’t it? So much choice for punters like us, and squeeeeezed margins for the owners of pubs, restaurants and cafés. What I’m seeing more and more of, in all kinds of businesses, is diversification – so a café like The Cape in Beaconsfield is able to offer […]

  • Oxford’s hippest cafe

    How many times have you gone into Oxford, tried and failed to find a cool cafe, and then settled down on pine farmhouse furniture for a carrot cake for the nth time? Not next time, because you’ll be able to put The Missing Bean in your walky sat nav and drink your coffee like the […]

  • Found: *awesome* London girly lunch spot

    Whoo-hoo! Very super-duper-pooper excited to write about my new find because you’re going to love it. I went up to old Larn-din town last week to meet my lovely regional Muddy editors for lunch, but it’s pretty tough finding a venue to suit when one editor is coming from Norfolk, another from Sussex, and another […]

  • Check out the LASSCO brekkies!

    Is this not a object of beauty and lust? An avocado, feta, coriander and chilli combination lying akimbo on a bed of sour dough, ready to be devoured by your… oh alright, I’ve taken this analogy as far as I can without a gastronomic X-rating, but I’m guessing you’re licking your lips in moist slo-mo, […]

  • Feel the Lapstone love

    Last year while I was on my way to review the Chef’s Dozen restaurant in Chipping Camden (such a fab place – here’s my review if you missed it first time around) I spotted a lovely old Cotswold stone building down a long path off the road, and promised myself I’d detour to it the […]

  • The 8 quirkiest coffee stops in Bucks/Oxon

    Addicted to your morning coffee? Unable to forgo a mozzarella and sundried tomato ciabatta brunch with a brownie chaser? Yeah, *sniff*, me too. So with your pleasure in mind, I’ve pulled together a list of some of the grooviest and unusual cafes I know in the area. Any utterly unmissably brilliant ones you think I’ve […]

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