My Notting Hill | Continental Pantry
UPDATED JANUARY 2019: NOW CLOSED
I used to look for quiet, independent places to work when we lived off Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill. I searched for that magic Bermuda Triangle of productivity where good food, quietness and wifi magically aligned.
I'm sad to say that I could never quite find the right space just out the steps of our flat... until now, when, of course, we no longer live there.
At Continental Pantry, you'll find a small (but mighty!) menu offering light breakfast and lunch items. Don't expect heavy cooked options- no eggs or pancakes- but lighter choices like yogurt, homemade granola and berries or avocado toast buried under tomatoes.
The coffee is good and the quiet room in the back is surprisingly sunlit and very well designed.
The front of the store has dry goods from all over, you guessed it, "the continent." French mustards, Italian meats, and all the other essentials you may need.
And luckily, it's next door to my favourite chocolate shop in London/the galaxy, MELT... so not only can you get a great space for working or meeting a friend, but you've also got the perfect route for picking up one of their popcorn bars (incredible!) on your way home. That may not contribute to the end-goal of productivity... but surely, it can't hurt?
Continental Pantry | 57 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AA
Find all of my favourite places in Notting Hill in my travel guide to the neighbourhood here.
*images original to Aspiring Kennedy