Situated slap-bang in the middle of the yummy mummy mecca that is Chiswick High Road, ALFS (Angie’s Little Food Shop) unsurprisingly attracts a rather glamorous bunch. The waitresses’ grins might be from the delectable Pearl & Groove home-made cakes that sit tantalisingly on the counter wafting elderflower icing around the place, but it’s hard not to raise a smile when entering this breakfast and lunch spot. With a Cordon Bleu chef at the helm (Angie spent 8 years working with Gordon Ramsay so we know she means business), her café-cum-restaurant – affectionately known as ALFS – has become the weekend destination what with their all-day brunch, thus avoiding the scrambled dash to be seated before 11am. Angie uses stunning ceramic tableware to show off her dishes that you can purchase yourself when you leave all imported from South Africa. The girl has taste.

With the best Eggs Benedict in London, toasted banana bread with espresso butter or corn fritters with maple bacon it’s no wonder they don’t take reservations: it’d be booked up for months in advance. Instead, take a leisurely stroll along the Thames with ALFS as your end destination. They’re open until 6 in the evening at the weekends so there really is no rush.

114 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PU

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