243 Kilburn High Road
NW6 7JN (Map)
020 7328 0421
by Goldie Quorn and Veggie Kray
Berlin visitors: Is this it?
Her: Ur, yeah. Although I don’t know why it’s got a cargo net on the ceiling. That’s not usual for a greasy spoon.
Berlin visitors: Greasy spoon?
Her: Never mind. Let’s get that table by the window. Watch the Kilburn High Road go by.
Him: So. What are you going for?
Berlin visitors: Hmm. We are a little confused by the menu. There seem to be many options of the same thing.
Her: Bloody cheap though. 59p for a tea. Brilliant.
Him: It’s a kind of mix and match menu. You can make up your own breakfast. What do you fancy? Small, medium or large - 2, 4 or 6 items?
Berlin visitors: What do they mean, ‘beans’?
Her: So, how do you like them?
Berlin visitors: They are strange. Nice. Too many on the plate, though, they are drowning my eggs. But these tomatoes are good.
Him: Grilled, not from a can.
Berlin visitors: So, this is a normal London breakfast for the morning after a party?
Her: Yes, but this place is a typical workers cafe, so they don’t have special veggie options or anything fancy. Quick and cheap.
Him: With Page 3 reading material aplenty.
Berlin visitors: Page 3?