Book and Kitchen, All Saints Road

“Combining the literary and culinary in a fresh and modern setting” – Book and Kitchen

This weekend, I popped down to All Saints Road to have a peek at the local neighbourhood street party that was happening. Despite the wind and occasional drizzle, locals put on their smiles and made the most of the atmosphere where little stalls were set up on the street, with The Tin Shed serving hot dogs and The Rum Kitchen supplying the beats from their pop-up soundstage; bringing a bit of the Jamaican spirit to the neighbourhood.

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It was here I visited Book and Kitchen – newly opened for only two months, I’d been wanting to visit since it opened. Slightly similar to The Idler Academy on Westbourne Park Road, which you can read about here in my Little Black Book, the Book and Kitchen offers a lovely little space for booklovers and foodies, a stone’s throw from Portobello Market.

A mixture of coffee shop-come-book store-come-Elle decoration dream home – it’s a gorgeous little place. The books on sale have been curated via theme with lovely little scrabble letters dictating which topic you might want to browse.

We headed downstairs too to oogle the food and patio (sadly the sun wasn’t on our side but in summer this little garden will be an absolute delight). You can sit with a savoury muffin and a fresh cup of herbal tea devouring your latest read or trawl through the great display of cookery books to inspire  you in your own kitchens at home.

A lovely little spot to while away a couple of hours on a weekend and a great addition to the already great All Saints Road – after you’ve bought a book or three you can even pop over to The Rum Kitchen for their amazing weekend brunch Caribbean-style!

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You can find their website HERE for more information on events and opening times.

Have you visited anywhere similar to Book and Kitchen in London?



  1. duncan
    24th June 2013 / 4:43 pm

    Good article, I discovered this place by chance one day. We were lucky to catch the sun on the patio. A schoolgirl was playing the piano while we ate cakes. Seemed like a really cool bookshop/cafe. Reminded me a bit of Lutyens & Rubinstein as well

    • 25th June 2013 / 12:33 pm

      thanks Duncan! great to hear you’re a fan of the place too, really loved the vibe the place had. am yet to have a proper visit to Lutyens but will place it firmly at the top of the list now 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    24th June 2013 / 6:33 pm

    Hi LMNH, definitely will be visiting this gorgeous place in August, it’s going to be a very busy weekend!!! Keep up the brilliant work. xx