Simon sent me a splendid email:
"I felt compelled to send you a photograph of my all time favourite café and just to tell you a bit about it:
The New Born Restaurant was a typical greasy spoon café and was situated in Westbourne Grove London W2 just across from Hereford Road. The photograph in the above attachment is from over 30 years ago and at that time there was an eccentric but very lovely landlady who owned a number of houses in Hereford Road and she was proud of the fact that she charged the lowest rents for bedsits in Central London (£9.00 per week). Many bedsitters from Hereford Road would come here on a Saturday or Sunday morning to meet fellow bedsitters and to nurse a hangover from the previous nights revelling.
Sadly the New Born closed down in 1984 and was replaced by a Chinese Restaurant. I’m really not sure when it started up. I guess around 1970 but could have been earlier. I remember the proprietor and chef (one in the same person) who was called Cyril."