By now everyone from the Huffington Post and Time Out to the Telegraph and the Guardian has waxed poetic about the joys of working in London cafés, restaurants and bars; so what fresh new insights can I bring to the conversation? Well, despite now feeling like I’m about to defend a PhD thesis, I’m glad you asked!
I offer to you, dear readers:
- My razor-sharp wit and boundless charm. Obvs.
- My shoestring budget. As someone who’s just starting out as a freelancer and who’s naturally thrifty I’ll be looking for affordable spaces and good value for money.
- My focus on southeast London. Although I will happily review places elsewhere if I find myself working in other parts of town, at least initially the majority of my posts will feature cafés in East Dulwich, Peckham Rye and Camberwell. Lordship Lane, represent!
- My perspective as a freelance editor and proofreader. I’ll focus on the specific challenges of doing this type of work outside of the home in settings with food, limited table space and other people.
I expect the format of the reviews to change over time and before more nuanced and refined as I find my feet with all this. Feel free to comment or make suggestions on this page if there’s anything specific you’d like to see!
Now, time for a tea break…