Based in Leeds, but exploring Berlin for the next two months.
Published December 19th 2012
Sample some Mediterranean charm
As I am currently home for Christmas, I decided to travel down to London to visit some university friends. My first destination was Archway, the home of a very good friend of mine, and at his suggestion, our group headed to Harman cafe for a bite to eat.
I'm always very keen to try indie cafes, as I find there is a certain charm to these places, as well as the excitement I feel at the prospect of trying new kinds of food!
Having already eaten lunch on my three-hour train journey to London, I opted for something small: a prawn and avocado salad, one of the cafe's cold starters. Admittedly, I was spoilt for choice, as all of the menu was very tempting. The salad made a perfect snack, and at just under £4, was very fresh and of good quality.
My three friends chose lamb kofta and chicken kofta wraps (served with salad and chips), which they enjoyed heartily. To quote my friend directly: "This wrap is so damn good."
The interior of Harman is very clean and welcoming. As a Turkish/Mediterranean cafe, the decor manages to be thematic, but tasteful. The staff, despite being quite serious and focused, were friendly and diligent. After finishing our food and paying the bill, we were sent on our way with a Turkish Delight each (a novel alternative to an after-dinner mint).
Situated close to Archway tube station, Harman is ideal for casual lunches with friends.