Our Front Of House Manager, Dorothée takes up the pro-lunchbreak campaign. Here she talks us through the TTNY teams favourite midday spots.
Fancy a trip South? Portugal is only 3 minutes away. PALMEIRA is your typical Portuguese coffeeshop, with delicatessen, sandwiches, pastries and true portuguese black coffee. Try a bolo de arroz, a really light cake made with rice flour, and drink a tight black Portuguese espresso. They also stock some really good products from Portugal, including the amazing GALLO olive oil, the national olive oil in Portugal, so tasty!
Palmeira, 234 High Road Leyton, E10 5PS London. Open daily 09:00 – 22:00
Would you rather sunbathe and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet?
Walk the 10 minutes it takes to get to Francis Road, and discover a quiet pedestrian little street, lined with pretty houses, and quirky shops and cafes. Sit on one of the benches to enjoy your takeaway in the sun, or have lunch at one of the small terraces along the street.
My Personal Favorite (but don’t steal MY bench!)
My personal favorite are the pretty Coronation Gardens, just a 3-min walk from TTNY. Grab one of our sandwiches and just go lie down on the feshly cut grass, under the tall trees, between the patches of blooming flowers. The gardens are well-maintained, and don’t get too crowded at lunchtime, welcoming a quiet mix of mothers with pushchairs, workers enjoying their sandwiches on a bench, and youngsters playing ball. My personal favorite for a real break outdoors!
CORONATION GARDENS 13 Buckingham Rd, London E10 5NG
How pretty is this?
Steph’s Personal Fav
Steph, being the sporty person of the team, loves going for a good run on her lunch break. Take it from her, there’s nothing nicer than running from TTNY to Leyton Marshes, and eating lunch there. Her run takes her from Ruckholt Road, through an industrial unit and a pretty natural path. Join her if you’re up for it!
Ciara’s Personal Fav
When Ciara’s not around working from the ground floor, you’ll see her in DEENEY’s, the cafe up on the High Street. It is said that she has a table there, with her name engraved on a chair. Apparently, their Scottish-inspired street food is to die for! Try their famous Macbeth, winner of Sandwich Fest 2017!