Sometimes, you just want to wrap both hands around a nice cup of cha and watch the world go by. Preferably with a slab of home-made cake. For those lazy hours, Kente café is Itchy's choice. Petitions on the counter and community notices on the pin board show this is a real nesting-place for Saarf Londoners. Don't come armed with a book, you can read the free cycle guides or find out about local alternative therapies. The caff's modest array of sandwich fillings can be mixed and matched with various breads – wash your doorstep down with freshly squeezed juice.
Sarah Morgan, www.livingwithletters.blogspot.com