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Shepherdess Cafe, East London.


We first became aware of the infamous Shepherdess Cafe when we bought the NFT Guide To London 2008. Before we moved down to London we made a list of all the places that were MUST SEE/MUST VISIT to eat, drink and be generally merry.

The Shepherdess Cafe was on our list of eateries. We’ve lived in London for two years now and as a matter of pure coincidence, when we moved last summer, we moved to the same street that the Shepherdess Cafe resides on. Strange, but true. We commute past the cafe every day on our routes to work; about 2 weeks ago we were at the traffic lights and saw Mr Jamie Oliver sat in the window of the cafe (the windows are a sight to behold in themselves!).

We’ve never had a chance to get down to the cafe. We’re too lazy to get up ‘early’ for work and it closes at 4pm. However, recently, I’m rubbish at sleeping in on a weekend… So  when I woke up at 8am yesterday and couldn’t get back to sleep we decided to actually do something this weekend – “Let’s treat ourselves to the Shepherdess CAFFFF!”. And my god, what a treat!

I ate about a quarter – they give you the biggest portions EVER! All the above and a huge mug of (really nice!) tea came to £12. CHEAP CHEAP.

I have to say though, the sausages just weren’t to the standard of Rossi’s (RIP). But aside from that, it was well ‘lush’.

The Shepherdess Cafe is located on City Road, 5 mins from Old Street tube.

Cx

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Ten Things.


10 things you want:

  1. To win the lottery
  2. To buy a house and do it up
  3. To stop feeling like an 80 year old lady….
  4. To marry James – or at least set a date man!
  5. A holiday – possibly NEW YORK please
  6. Summer would be a nice change
  7. I DESPERATELY want my blonde hair back
  8. Caviar Chanel GST with gold hardware
  9. To visit my sister in Edinburgh
  10. To lose one whole stone

9 musicians/bands you love:

  1. Girls Aloud
  2. The Libertines
  3. Babyshambles/Peter
  4. SOULWAX/Remixes are amazing
  5. Blondie
  6. Florence and The Machine
  7. Ladyhawke
  8. Passion Pit
  9. Temper Trap
  10. Animal Collective

8 things you do everyday:

  1. Put make up on
  2. Poached eggs on brown toast for brekkie
  3. Cycle to and from work
  4. Drink water – LOTS of it
  5. Lust over things I cannot afford
  6. Grumble and groan
  7. Tweet, faceboom and blog
  8. Worry. Worry about anything and everything

7 things you enjoy:

  1. James
  2. Eating – going for meals and making them
  3. The snooze button
  4. Dancing to Girls Aloud
  5. Strongbow/Koppaberg/GIN
  6. Living in Central London
  7. Shopping

6 things that will always win your heart:

  1. FLOWERS (or any surprise really….)
  2. Laughter
  3. Shoes/Bags/Jewellery
  4. Pot of tea and a toasted teacake
  5. Cuddles all cosied up in bed
  6. Listening to my rants (heh)

5 favorites:

Movie: Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind
Song: For Lovers – Peter

Book: The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Food: Sausage, chips and lashings of gravy: ROSSI style (RIP)

Season: Spring

4 smells or scents you enjoy:

  1. Boudoir – Vivienne Westwood
  2. Freshly cut grass
  3. Matches
  4. Johnsons baby lotion

3 places you want to go:

  1. American road trip: NYC, San Fran, Vegas, LA
  2. New Zealand
  3. St Ives

2 Favorite Holidays

  1. New York
  2. Paris

1 person you’d marry on the spot:

  1. James

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