The recently-opened Robin Craft Cafe is a quirky little coffee shop in East Sheen, South-West London. The cafe serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as delicious cakes and pastries, and if you fancy a hot meal - yummy Thai street food.
One of the many things that makes The Robin Craft Cafe so appealing is that it has a lovely - albeit little - courtyard garden out the back. A cafe with outdoor space is a bit of a rarity in London, especially outdoor space that is not on a busy pavement, and - along with the cafe's pleasing interior design - the owners have made the small outside space really welcoming with an array of plants and wood decking.
Another appealing factor at The Robin is that the hot drinks are served in fun crockery which adds to the overall charm. This is another example of the attention to detail paid, making this particular cafe stand out from the numerous other coffee shops in East Sheen. As you can see below, the cappucinos arrive beautifully and carefully decorated, and even the babycinos get their own unique touch. Tea is served in teapots with an accompanying egg timer so you know when to pour.
As well as hot drinks there are various fresh juices on offer and an assortment of homemade cakes, such as brownies, red velvet and delicious cupcakes. There's also gluten, wheat and dairy free cake available priced at 2.95. Lunch is served too including authentic Thai street food - recent specials have included 'slow cooked Gressingham duck leg with flat rice noodle soup' for 8.50 and 'chicken, garlic and black pepper served with Thai jasmine rice and a fried egg' for 7.25. The friendly cafe hosts craft events and sells various bits and bobs too.
You can find the bright-white fronted Robin Cafe on Sheen Lane - just along from Mortlake train station and very near the Upper Richmond Road with its many buses. You can follow The Robin on Facebook and Twitter.