My Notting Hill | Book & Kitchen
Just off the craziness of Portobello Road,
there's a small street that I particularly love.
It's just a stone's throw away
afrom the madness,
but it's a tiny sliver of quiet & bliss:
It is just... so cute.
It has small independent pubs & restaurants
dotting the tiny colorful street.
We love to go the Pelican
for yummy pub meals
and for the sweet staff
that always treats Viola
like a doll.
But on days when it's just me...
well, I like to go to a place
that's a bit quieter
and entirely quaint:
This tiny shop is half bookshop...
half, you guessed it, kitchen!
It feels like a place
that would make Kathleen Kelly smile.
The giant windows pour in sunshine
and the tiny back deck
is the perfect place
to spend alone with a good book
or a wandering thought...
or you know, shame eating a piece of cake.
(I'll never judge you for that, you know that.)
Even though it has a a significantly smaller
offering than the large chain book stores,
this place gets my vote
for the best bookshop in London.
They have a children's nook
that is so cute and cozy.
When Viola gets older
and starts enjoying books
for more than licking,
I have visions of spending
chilly afternoons down there with her.
and the staff is crazy nice, too.