I’ve been meaning to come here for ages and I finally did on my last trip. I absolutely love it. Buvette is a small cosy French cafe in the West Village that serves French tapas style food all day. Our evening starts with a super cute menu (and waiter) and we decide to go for some of the tartines, shaved Brussels sprout salad and a little pot of Coq au Vin to share (other dishes on the menu are pissaladière, croque monsieur, housemade charcuterie, tarte tartin, so French!). Everything tastes really good and the vibe of the place is great. Buvette is also known for offering amazing brunches so keep in mind if you’re in the area. There is a tiny terrace in the back so you can sit outside if you’re lucky. No reservations unfortunately. 42 Grove Street | Subway: Christopher St – Sheridan Sq | Tel: +1 212-255-3590 | Website | $$
Sex, Coffee & Rock n Roll in what is says outside their ‘shop’ which makes you curious… I was contemplating what to do and peeking inside (drawn in by the red lights) and then the nice guy at the counter persuaded us to come in and check it out. We first had an espresso in their upstairs bar (which was seriously good) and we then moved down into their tiny little basement floor for an Espresso Martini. Love this concept of coffee & cocktails which makes it the perfect stop for after dinner. You leave your restaurant after dessert, head here for a great coffee of any kind and then have a few cocktails downstairs to finish off a great evening. However, I just read on their website that they offer food of all kinds during the day as well (from porridge and eggs to salads, cold meats, filled croissants and soups) There are two other Grinds in London (Picadilly and Shoreditch). I am in Love.
19 Beak Street, London | £££ | Mon-Thurs 7am-11.30pm, Fri 7am – midnight, Sat 8am – midnight, Sun 9am-8pm | Tube: In between Picadilly Circus and Oxford Circus