This small family owned resto is a bit like a walking, smiling, and freaking delicious history lesson to a country you’ve probably never heard of (it's Eritrea. Go point to it on a map.). With its roots in African culture, the Ethiopian influence comes as no surprise, but take a glance at their desserts -- Tiramisù Glacé? Tartufo Classico? Italy ruled them for a stint and left their best dishes behind. The portion sizes will leave you remembering all your new knowledge the next day with some delicious leftovers, too.
If you lie awake at night craving more cow bell in your life, well, we have just the place for you. Seriously, Trioler Hut is famous for its live cowbell performances. This Austrian paradise is a little kitschy, yes, but they have maybe London's best fondue, some incredible schnitzel, and bloody Oompah band karaoke. Go grab a stein and join in.
Strong coffee. Strong drinks. Scooters. And a resident cat. What more could you ask for? Behind the fire engine red shop front is a cozy land of mismatched tables perfect for wasting away the morning. And afternoon. And a good portion of the evening. They have free WiFi, random movie nights, and even let you bring your own lunch -- as long as you clean up after yourself. More people should know about this place.