Posts tagged cafe

I’m old

It was one of those moments when you realise you’re old – or at least no longer young. I am working on editing the draft of my next novel, and decided to go to a cafe – somewhere I hadn’t been before, a fresh location for a fresh perspective on the manuscript. All was going well as I got an enormous fry-up and mug of tea for ¬£4. But then as I settled down to work, the music in the place just started driving me crazy. They had the radio… Read More

RIP Pick More Daisies

My favourite cafe in Crouch End, the cafe where I wrote most of my novel On the Holloway Road, has just put up a notice saying it has fallen victim to the credit crunch and closed down. It was a shock to me. The place was perfect for writing. It had¬†friendly staff, American-diner-style bottomless coffee, good food, big windows to stare out of, convenient plugs for a laptop, and Fawlty Towers tapes playing in the bathrooms. And it was just around the corner. Also, on reflection, a reason I liked… Read More