LOOK MUM NO HANDS!

The Find: Opened in April 2010 by trio Lewin, Matt and Sam, this cycle cafe has gone from  zero to hero in a matter of months. Housed in a converted warehouse in Clerkenwell, 'Look Mum No Hands' has bags of space and equal quantities of character.

The owners certainly like bikes.... they clearly like good food.... and boy do they like coffee. Sourcing from the ever-popular Square Mile, they obviously have good taste when it comes to bean buying. What they do with their beans is pretty nifty too. Their "top" barista is the one to look out for...and the one you want your drink to be made by.

The food offerings here are great - salads/hot dishes are made on the premesis and are fresh, spesh and change both seasonally and daily. The pies look tasty and the locally baked cakes round things off nicely.

This licensed venue is part-cafe part-workshop, which is proving a popular concept with the punters. You can order a coffee and wait for your pride and joy to be fixed up. But it's not just a place for poorly bikes, if yours is healthy then do not dispair, you can just as easily park up in the courtyard in one of their secure brackets (BYO lock) and enjoy the joys of the cafe alongside the unhealthy-bike-people.

Just incase you hadn't realised, things here are biketastic - walls are covered in cycle-themed prints, frames and forks hang at every angle and there's a noticeboard to keep you up to date with all things bike. Watch out for bike events and films being shown on the big screen, as well as exhibitions and events here and there too.

All in all it's a top place to hang out - whether you're a biker or not. 

Wonder if Boris will get on one of his bikes and come for a brew... don't spoke too soon

Where: 49 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX

Other info:

Website: www.lookmumnohands.com
Twitter: @1ookmumnohands

Opening hours: Mon–Fri 07:30–22:00, Sat 09:00–22:00, Sun 10:00–22:00