Ampersand Café Bookstore - Paddington - Paddington
This cafe and bookstore is a haven of tranquillity where you can relax in a vibrant atmosphere, read a good book, drink home-made Chai Tea relished for its rich exotic flavours of cardamom, cinnamon and ginger, or enjoy one of their delicious cupcakes.
Whether it's an old favourite, something to read to the kids, or a beautiful antiquarian book, chances are you'll find something special here. With over 30,000 used books on their shelves stretching from ceiling to floor, there's something for everyone.
Begin your day with Eggs Benedict or their famous Apple and Berry Crumble served with natural yoghurt and drizzled with honey and cinnamon. Lunches are popular offering a variety of gourmet sandwiches, paninis, risottos, pastas, soup and salads. After work, or on weekends, you can really cram in the culture here.