OttolenghiLondon | United Kingdom

  • added: May 09 2010
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In the very heart of Kensington, not even 2 minutes away from the buzz of Kensington Highstreet, we found a little takeaway place with highly recommendable sweets and perfect espresso ...

In the very heart of Kensington, not even 2 minutes away from the buzz of Kensington Highstreet, we found a little takeaway place with highly recommendable sweets and perfect espresso.

Ottolenghi offers a unique culinary experience: it starts with impeccable pastries displayed in the window and continues with delicious salads, cooked fish or meat; couscous or vegetables and lots more. Everything is prepared daily in the kitchen below the shop; and displayed in a more than mouthwatering way. After you notice their windows and see all that delightful food you cannot bypass without entering this little store; and then the smell of fresh espresso does the rest (at least for me).

Staff is always friendly, they take their time to explain things to you - you really can tell how much they enjoy being part of this place themselves. As the main focus of this store is take away, wrapping is very important and all goes into beautiful paper boxes. The place also offers 2 little coffee-table in front of their store. This is not to be missed on a sunny afternoon. My personal favourites are their succulent orange cup-cakes; but who would be able to resist something like a 'white chocolate cheese cake tart with cranberries and pistacchio'?

This place is indeed worth a visit! And good news is that Ottolengi has other stores and even their own restaurant in London. Of course, it would deserve a separate story...

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  • Gerhard : Jul 25 2010 15:38

    their orange cupcakes are devine!!

  • Firenze : Jul 21 2010 18:59

    ... and if you ever make it there please do try the polenta cakes topped with lemon icing and crushed pistachios,....its to good to be true.

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