The best thing to happen to Kentish Town is the opening of cute cafe named Two Doors Down.
Run by couple Rich and Klara, their venue has been a great hit with the community from the surrounding areas of Camden, Kentish Town, Chalk Farm and Primrose Hill. A great atmosphere is what you will find at Two Doors Down. Their growing following of commuters, local office workers and residents add to the relaxed, friendly vibe. Having only opened it's doors on May 26th 2014 (with an opening party to boot) it is safe to say that this little local hang will be around for a long time.
The name Two Door Down came when the duo started their planning process, before they had even entered the premises in Kentish Town. They wanted a name which depicted a sense of community and implied a familiar place, like popping to see your neighbours.
Two Door Down steams from Rich and Klara wanting to run their own business together. The coffee shop, which was to open after hypothetical kids were born, ended up coming into fruition sooner than expected and they have not looked back.
I have become a regular since it's inauguration, always greeted with a warm smile, friendly banter and the delicious aroma of freshly baked gluten free cakes, croissants, sandwiches and biscuits - just to name a few.
With seating outside, inside and downstairs, there is room to lounge around with a friend and enjoy a friande and a cappuccino.
I headed in with my roommate, as the cafe is just a stones throw away, and decided to tackle the brunch menu that I had been eyeing off for a few weeks. Toasted sourdough with fresh avocado Tabasco, lemon and cracked pepper did the trick. My roommate opted for their peanut butter and salted caramel biscuit which was heaven on the tongue.
Avocado & Tabasco t'riffic toast @ Two Doors Down (instagram @neelsmcgee)
Not only have Two Doors Down thrown a spanner in the works for local home grown coffee shops, but their passion and creativity is embedded in their food-spiration, such as unique quail egg sausage rolls with a 'kick' - the kick being spicy chilli flakes - and their newest edition, dairy and gluten free banana and coconut cake.
Two Doors Down Cafe @ Kentish Town (photo by @neelsmcgee)
Keeping the menu exciting and innovative is not as easy as it looks, with the couple experimenting with new sandwich recipes and developing more gluten and dairy free cakes and pastries with their baker.
In three years Two Doors Down might be not only your local coffee spot, but your after work hang for supper clubs and acoustic nights. But for now, enjoy the delicious food and coffee and the relaxed ambiance that is Two Doors Down.