When Saturday comes, Fitzrovia will limp back to life

On Saturday 4 July some of Fitzrovia's hospitality traders will take a small, tentative step forward as pubs, cafes and restaurants open for the first time for more than three months, after the government eased Covid-19 restrictions. A handwritten sign on the door of a pub in Fitzrovia welcomes punters back for 4 July. Only …

A flavour of Portugal comes to Tottenham Street

Three people standing in front of cafe.

Just opened today in Fitzrovia is a new cafe serving reasonably-priced food with a Portuguese influence. Jaoquim Ramos previously ran a cafe in Tottenham Court Road but has now taken over the Bay Leaf Cafe around the corner in Tottenham Street. "I came to London when I was 18 and worked in a variety of places, …

A passion for Napoli in Charlotte Street

Scene from film outside cafe.

In a small cafe in the quieter part of Charlotte Street is a home from home for football fans of Napoli -- the club based in the Italian city of Naples. A short film which was made last year describes the passion for football and features the cafe owner and London's Napoli supporters. http://vimeo.com/83972380 Apparently filmed …

Cafe’s last days on Tottenham Street

Shop owner standing behind counter

Cafe owner Nuno Martins will bid farewell to his customers next week before he locks the shop up for the last time. After nearly four years in Fitzrovia, Martins and his wife Jieannie and staff member Roberto Inzane, will miss their little shop on Tottenham Street. The shop is well known for its affordable breakfasts, freshly-made sandwiches …

New cafe shepherded into London’s coffee barrio

Man outside cafe.

Last weekend there were sheep from Hackney City Farm grazing in Fitzroy Square but further south in Charlotte Street a new cafe has joined the growing herd of gourmet coffee shops in Fitzrovia. Black Sheep Coffee which suggests customers "leave the herd behind" opened this month and adds to the long list of fashionable cafes that …

Double J’s cafe re-opens on Euston Road

Long-established Fitzrovia cafe Double J's has this week re-opened for business on the Euston Road. Having closed the shop on Charlotte Street at the end of last year it's been a long wait for the regular customers to again sit down for one of their famous breakfasts. But this time things are different says owner …

Fitzrovia will eat itself. Are too many cafes and restaurants choking the neighbourhood?

By Angela Lovely There used to be a couple of furniture shops along Tottenham Street but now in their place is a tea room and a hot food outlet, adding to the five cafes and restaurants that are well established along the street between Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte Street. The long-standing businesses are complaining …