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The whizz-kids behind Caravan Coffee Roasters have come a long way since opening their first gaff on Exmouth Market. Now spread across the capital, each site follows the formula with urban-industrial interiors and an all-day menu bristling with ideas from around the world – including the must-order jalapeño corn bread with seasoned black beans, chipotle and lime. A sure-fire winner with vegetarians (try the spiced cauliflower with pomegranate yoghurt, roasted red kuri squash, blue cheese, miso and Thai basil), this mini-chain also offers delicious pizzas at its larger sites, alongside the small-batch coffees that helped to kick-start London’s latest love affair with caffeine. Caravan set the bar high with its trendy brunch options too (we like the aubergine purée with preserved lemon gremolata and poached eggs atop grilled flatbread). A packed, convivial dining room is pretty much guaranteed, ably buoyed by reasonable prices and inexpensive Old World wines.