After reading a review of Tower 47 in the Kentish Towner, I thought I might as well go and see what all the fuss was about. It seemed a simple concept as my fiancé and I only live a stones throw away.
Heading into what appears to firstly be a coffee shop, you slowly realise it is is more, a music store where you will find records and a studio for lessons. Unfortunately, I didn't venture all the way in as upon entry the items to the left received my attention. The pile of freshly baked bagels and the distinct aroma of brewed coffee was enough to make me eagerly place my order.
With over thirty different bagel varieties with scrumptious fillings I opted for a crowd favourite: Salt Beef Bagel - with the standard fillings of cheese, spinach and tomato on a roasted onion bagel and the Salami Bagel - traditional bagel with cheese, chicken, salami, ham, tomato and spinach. A great choice for us both to share.
The bagels didn't take long to come out and are presented with wholegrain mustard or hot english mustard for you to smear on as you so wish.
Both bagels were fresh and soft and as the summer in London has been extremely hot, we decided against toasting, as well as on juices instead of the coffee; a decision now I wish I could back track on, as the coffee brewing processes present at Tower 47 looked interesting, much like a lab experiment gone right, than your common cafe.
If you are around Chalk Farm/ Camden head over to Tower 47 and try one of their bagels and a brew from their filtering flask.