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Oxford Street oasis: the Photographers’ Gallery Café

Posted at 1:30 pm, July 2, 2012 in Food & Drink

Photographers' Gallery Cafe © Kate Elliott Courtesy The Photographers’ Gallery

Tucked away near bustling Oxford Circus, the Photographers’ Gallery Café is the ideal hideaway from the shopping mile’s stressful business. There’s no music in the quiet space. Instead, a video wall (named The Wall) is the centre piece of the Digital Programme and the photographs on display are part of the current exhibition Born in 1987: The Animated GIF. Run in partnership with Lina Stores (the Italian deli in Soho), the gallery café serves a selection of salads, sandwiches, tortillas and cakes. It’s worth leaving some space for the excellent cakes: amaretti brownies were crusty on the outside, yet gooey in the centre and tasted strongly of bitter almonds. Equally good was a blueberry and vanilla muffin which burst with fresh blueberries. It may not be an obvious destination, but to many this little café may prove to be a welcome retreat from the bustle of Oxford Street. Plus you can soak up come culture for free if you fancy a meander upstairs.

For info, see Photographers’ Gallery Cafe listing.

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