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Bygga Bo Review

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Another late write up. Complaints to the usual address please.

3 weeks ago we went in search of the new Nordic themed cafe/homeware shop Bygga Bo. We found it along Chingford road, just along from the Bell pub. ‘Found’ being the operative word; their premises have smoked glass windows like Cafe 56 and we just noticed the writing on the bottom of it with the name.

The interior reminds me of many shops and reclamation yards in Islington; large industrial lamps on swing arms, retro candle pots. The mismatched furniture isn’t quite full on shabby chic, which frankly made for a nice change!

We ordered drinks and started with cinnamon swirls to start. The baked goods came with a good reputation and frankly it was the best cinnamon bun I’ve ever had. We followed this with meatballs on bread with beetroot salad. Just look at the photos for how striking this light lunch is:

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So full marks for food.

As a gift/interiors shop they have a nice selection. My partner bought an orange tea towl. They have a nice selection of goods. Hopefully they’ll cycle their wares often to bring people back to shop as well as eat.


Frankly I highly applaud their avoiding the Village as a location; they are walkable from there by the ‘in crowd’ but as a ‘regular’ resident of the borough support for the non-trendy parts is much appreciated!

It’s a nice alternative to your weekend cafe. Please do give it a try.