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The perfect Saturday morning and coffee at Opus, 89 Acre Lane, SW2 5TN

The perfect Saturday morning includes all of the following: a lie-in, bacon and eggs, the Guardian weekend, and aimless faffing.  Then before heading off for the day, a nice relaxing coffee.

Which is where Opus comes in. It’s a  self-proclaimed “friendly neighbourhood coffee shop” run by Philippe Castaing who also owns the gorgeous restaurant upstairs, called…Upstairs. It has the Saturday papers and French Vogue (oooh get you) and is filled with a relaxed crowd.  Perfect to go along for a chilled out coffee and cake, and they make delicious paninis.  It’s also a good place to pick up flyers about local events –  I picked up a flyer for the Urban Art fair on Josephine Avenue next weekend. Philippe is at the forefront of the Brixton regeneration and it makes me feel like I’m at the heart of what’s going on when I’m there.

What’s the one thing missing from my perfect Saturday?  El G.  But you can’t have everything 🙂

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