Crepes in Hackney Village

Where’s that then? Chatsworth Road E5. The Creperie du Monde is quaint and welcoming. There’s a whole menu of sweet and savoury crepes. Liked it a lot. Was stunned to see the address as ‘Hackney Village’. Up there with ‘Leyton Industrial Village’ circa 1985 for renaming what were run down and out places. I believe L I V is now Argall Estate.

Did feel pulled towards Cakey Muto though, another fine snacking establishment. You need cash in your pocket, mind, like the olden days.

Nipped into The WaterWorks Nature Reserve on Lea Bridge Road run by the LEE (sic) Valley Parks  for a reasonably-priced cup of coffee. Buzzin’.

gentrification tasty….

sounds like mutilation genital….reminder what March 8th is every year.

After a freezing I mean freezing swim at Cathall Road baths E11 I went along to Cakey Muto in Chatsworth Road, E5. So upmarket it the road becoming that a house for sale yesterday was snapped up by this afternoon. Ooee mumma! What a road. There’s the creperies, the pound shops, the shuttered businesses waiting for twinkly lights, the William Hill plural shops, ole Percy Ingle, a wire-enclosed school, some churches, no hijabs, cold African traffic wardens and Cakey Muto. Huhuh. Pies you say? Goats’ cheese and parsnip pie for 4 quid with a leaf of rocket making it a fiver. Still reasonable.  Not quite West End prices but enough to knock out the hen leg and fries brigade. The cakes are just lovely to look at like the decor and wall decorations. All very glossy pink and bright. The posh nosh cafe a la Church Road Stokey look alike is busy on take-aways. I’d go back, for more beetroot cake . I heard the couter assistant say “Yes, we do normal tea.” Ha ha ha!  Define.