It would be easy to lament the make-over of the Little Portland cafe. It used to be dingy and decrepit and have a kind of gothic, disolute charm. But now it's been decorated with these bright pinks and new chairs and strange 80s track-lighting and all that charm went away. But, you know what? sometimes we cafe afficionados have to live with that. These people have got to make a living and not everyone's a devotee of faded glory. Some people just want tea and cakes in a nice friendly environment. And they provide that with aplomb.
And they certainly make a nice cup of tea. Dark and brown and quick. In a big vessel with just the right balance between cup and mug.
And there's still a nice sense of personality to the place. It's not faceless and corporate. It's still hand-made and personal. I like the bubbly writing on this sign.