GINGER AND WHITE

The Find: Bucking the current trend of antipodean style coffee shops which are springing up left right and centre, Ginger and White is waving the GB flag. With union Jacks on the walls, union Jacks on the cushions, Ginger and White is a truly British Coffee shop (with a slight aussie twang) This cafe is a breath of fresh air in North London and a welcome addition to Hampstead Village.

Ginger and White is a well considered cafe which cleverly welcomes all manner of customers, from groups who want to natter round a communal table, to those alone who want a window seat for web browsing and people watching. Mummys and daddys with buggies fit right in, but so do couples looking for a table alone in a cheeky alcove.

With a relaxed vibe, cool music and friendly staff. The ambience is pretty damn good too.

Rustic and reclaimed furniture fills this place - a big and central communal table surrounded with church chairs and leather seating with crates as tables. The menu's are on clipboards, and there are hooks for your coats. Dandy.

The big table has crayons in mini-buckets for their younger clientele, newspapers for adults, as well as homemade peanut butter, jams from England Preserves for you to communally feast on.

Outdoor seating is plentiful, with heaters for those chilly mornings and breezy lunchtimes.

Using Square Mile Beans (currently serving the winter blend) the gang and Ginger and White deliver impressive espresso based fayre. Coupled with one of their mouth-watering homemade cakes you can't go far wrong. Don't come here for Grande, they don't do them. Just flat whites and all that jazz.

Unbelievably good weekend brunches, delicious salads and Brit inspired cakes mean the food gets the thumbs up too

Jolly good.

Where: 4a - 5a Perrin's Court, Hampstead, NW3 1QS

Other info: check out their website at www.gingerandwhite.com