Some good news? The year’s other most scenic pitstop is now open (if you’ve not tried the lovely Arbour Cafe down the road in Kentish Town, why not check out both this weekend?)
As we revealed a few months ago, the exciting thing about the new-look Lido Cafe is that it’s now open to the public both on the Hampstead Heath side and poolside – for the first time ever.
And they’re taking their roasts seriously. “Our beans are currently being supplied by Allpress, using their Redchurch blend for espresso and Three Bells Blend for filter,” says owner Tara Kingsley. “We’re using the Estate Dairy unhomogenised milk, too.”
The temporary set-up will remain open until just after the summer, when a “modest renovation project” is scheduled to take place. The plan is to open up the kitchen area in the building and create a space that will function as an after-hours community area, as well as a café.
Until then, dive in.