For the first edition of our New In Town series, we paid a visit to Roastery and Toastery, an intimate neighbourhood cafe located beside Chalk Farm Underground Station.
Since opening in May, Roastery and Toastery has made a lasting impression on the community. Friendly staff, a standout selection of baked goods and of course, toasted sandwiches that are absolutely worthy of a mention in the signature, are solid reasons to visit. We visited on a Tuesday afternoon just as daylight was disappearing, and found it to be the perfect spot to hideaway in, out of the rain.
Go for the oozing cheese toasties
Roastery and Toastery takes coffee and toasted sandwiches very seriously. Depending on how hungry you are, you can opt for the R&T classic toastie — perfect for a light lunch on the go — or something a little more substantial. We recommend the latter.
There are eight tempting options on offer. All served on Peyton and Byrne sourdough, the menu caters generously to vegetarians and vegans, without neglecting carnivores (the R&T Reuben rivals some of our favourite pastrami sandwiches in London). Cheese enthusiasts shouldn’t leave without trying The Princess; an overflowing blend of stilton and gruyère paired with roasted portobello mushrooms, caramelised onion and rocket. Delicious. The vegan option is reassuringly flavorful too, featuring roasted cauliflower, butternut squash house-made harissa and mint and coriander.
Be pleasantly surprised by the house blend
As every city-dweller knows, there’s coffee and then there’s coffee. We’re pleased to report that R&T’s house blend does not disappoint. A combination of Brazilian, Columbian and Honduran beans makes for a delicious cup. Fortunately, they have bags of it on sale behind the counter.