A couple of years ago I found the perfect coffee shop, Coffee@ in Whitecross Street. They had other branches including two in Brick Lane but Whitecross was my favourite. I used to walk half an hour there from work to get a coffee, and if I felt greedy a Portugese custard tart (Pasteis de Nata) or cookie to go with it (I figured the walk had worked some calories off!). Then I'd melt into one of the sofas and read a lovely magazine while enjoying the best coffee London had to offer.
Then one day my little coffee shop closed. I went on a mini pilgrimage - venturing to Brick Lane at 9am one Sunday morning to check but alas they were no more. I stopped walking to Whitecross except to go to Waitrose and even then I didn't pass where Coffee@ used to be as it was too painful. Then I read on the net that a new coffee shop had opened there, called Fix. I checked their Facebook fan page and it looked exactly like Coffee@. Then the fantastic Sobo chocolate mentioned on twitter they stocked their wonderful cookies there and I knew I had to visit! I popped over today for lunch, cappuccino and a cookie and hurrah it's back!! The chandeliers, the lovely sofas and fabulous kitsch ornaments and best of all the fantastic coffee and lovely foods!!!!