Bridging the Bohemian and The Bourgeois

There are so many good little cafes in the Borough of Camden that it is really hard to know where to start.  Taking it to the bridge – in combining it with a garden centre, antique shop and healthy organic food – is a novelty though, as my psychotherapist and healthy life coach friend and I discovered one sunny Saturday in May on our way back from languishing in the sun on Primrose Hill.

Just as you cross over the bridge from Primrose Hill to Chalk Farm Road tube station, a new stall has cropped up:  The Primal Pitstop

20140517_164019_resized 20140517_164029_resized You can combine their healthy cakes with the coffees from the cafe next door, and browse for a plant or an antique while you’re about it. And then simply sit out and watch the interesting characters cross over The Bridge from Camden to Primrose Hill and back again

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So what’s so unusual about this cafe then?  For me, I think it’s about the value of location and variety – as it combines an unlikely mix of things caught in the divide between the bohemian jumble sales of the Camden markets and the bourgeois jet set playing about on Primrose Hill – and a space to watch passers-by between the two.

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About Matt's Tale

A New Age travel writer, seeing the old in the new and the bold in the blue - but mainly seeking the freedom to be, as much as to do. His tales come from meeting modern day travellers following their likes of King Arthur to Geoffrey Chaucer, leading him on to places considered "Camelot" and different ways to see Canterbury and cafes a lot. Email: mattstale@yahoo.co.uk Twitter: @mattstale
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