Tucked underneath a towering block of flats in central Clerkenwell lies an unassuming and somewhat unnoticeable little cafe, which goes by the name of Jimmy & The Bee.
Take a quick glance through the window and it becomes evident the business is a family run affair. Sourcing produce from local merchants highlights focus on serving good, flavoursome food in a friendly, neighbourhood environment. They don’t have a big social media presence, but this adds to the homegrown charm. You feel like you’ve stumbled across a true hidden gem.
The cafe is a delight; with simplistic, minimalistic, Scandinavian inspired decor, up-cycled furniture & walls covered in artwork from local talents. A floor-length chalkboard greets you offering a refreshing array of natural, organic and locally sourced delights, changed daily. The coffee is roasted and provided by The Alchemists, the thick, decadent sourdough and pastries provided daily by the team at Yeast, and the granola from Primrose Hill’s Husk & Honey.
Popular locally for their friendly service, impressive collection of cacti and butternut squash and lentil salad, pop down to Jimmy & The Bee this weekend for a lengthy brunch or settle yourself into one of their corners for a long working lunch. You won’t be disappointed.
Jimmy & The Bee- website here. 135 Goswell Road, EC1V 7JY.
Open Monday to Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm.