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Perched on the rooftop of the Exchange Building, this modest eatery not only promises terrific views, but is also handy for working breakfasts, coffee and cake or more substantial suppers (Thurs
and Fri only). The short daily menu is driven by sustainability and eclectic flavours – think polenta with fried egg and serrrano ham ahead of pork belly with fennel salad or couscous with
flabtbread and yoghurt, plus a chocolate and passion fruit dessert to finish. To drink, there’s a knowledgeable list of terroir-led wines (chosen by expert Alex Whyte from Brawn), which can be enjoyed in a striking contemporary setting of hand-made furniture and clean-lined surfaces. A separate decked area and kooky
greenhouse (open until September) is perfect for sipping reasonably priced ‘garden cocktails’ (served in mini watering cans), alongside groovy bar snacks and food from the BBQ. Also look out for
impromptu arty ‘happenings’.
So one day I was feeling a bit abandoned and lonely. So what better than to return to the City on a weekend to relive the nostalgia of work. I never feel alone in the office, even at 2am at night. The janitors keep me company. Anyway, on the office theme…The Rooftop Cafe, a lovely little restaurant sitting on the top floor of a building in London Bridge, right next to many many office buildings. Hidden in a very unexpected location, trying to get to the cafe, I began to build up a bit of an appetite. I had to search for a secret door buzzer, brave a rather dingy stairwell and endure a seemingly endless...
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