My trip to Portugal brings back fond memories of over-consumption of Pasteis de Belem and general intoxication – after which much needed rest in a cafe would be needed. It was great to then catch up with a blogger friend at A Corner Of The World, a Portuguese cafe in Bethnal Green.
Location: A Corner Of The World, Bethnal Green, London
Category: Portuguese, Cafe
Camera: Nikkon D60, Nikkor 50mm lens
Let’s start with the good (as you can see, considering the numbers of reviews I have piled up in my draft section, I’m in a straight to business kind of mood): the cafe is cozy, and on a sunny day there is an incredible amount of natural light that makes the places feel very airy and relaxed. The various trinkets that adorn A Corner Of The World give it character, and rarely have I seen a cafe that offers Portuguese nibbles around London.
The Pao de Deus (which is apparently the bread given to the dead) that I ordered was rather bland and had hardened due to the lack of freshness – which was all solved by taking a bite and then drinking a bit of tea. The dry dough quickly soaked up all the tea and became much nicer overall. It would be interesting to see the quality of the products in a weekday morning or whenever these things are fresh.