a few sundays ago phoebs and i went to battersea to the car boot sale, i should mention i'd never been and was so happy to make a lil' trip to south london. i found an incredible vintage umbrella for £2 and almost trekked home with a full milkglass service for four (still kickin' myself for lettin' that one pass!). after we made the rounds at the boot sale we headed to captain corelli's just up the street......
with the varnished wooden-plank ceiling the interior reminds me of the cosiest of cabins at summer camp. friendly owners and loads of regulars are always encouraging too. and the helpings are some of the most generous i have seen this side of my mama's plates, with enough aubergine lasagne and fresh veg to leave me ready for a nap! a hometown feel and bargain prices aside, what made me really fall head over heels for the captain.....? the tiramisu and frothy coffee for dessert!! i will return for the homemade ice cream and to capture more photos of the inside. corelli's feels like it's been there for decades and i hope it stays around for many years to come.
who's ready to explore more of london's classic cafes with me? a sure-fire way to keep my bouts of homesickness in check.
a special r.i.p. to barbican grill, looks like you've been gentrified! i'll add you to the top ten of what-could've-beens.