I really am lucky to be working near Baker Street! One of the many reasons is that I’m within walking distance of a lovely little Japanese cafe called Cha no Ma.
(Photo from the Cha no Ma website)
You could easily walk past Cha no Ma without noticing it. The cafe sits humbly on busy Baker Street, next to a large Pizza Express. It only has a few seats inside, and a few outside, but don’t let the size put you off. Food is available to take-away, and the staff are really friendly.
The menu includes bento, which you can mix and match yourself from various options, Japanese curry, donburi and sushi.
One of the reasons I particularly like Cha no Ma is that they also sell a range of matcha lattes and sweets.
This was a Matcha Aduki Latte – yum! 🙂
I’m planning to pop in on a Tuesday soon to take advantage of Wagashi Day, where you can get homemade Japanese sweets with either a matcha latte or a pot of tea for only £4.
Cha no Ma is a really good place for lunch (although they’re also open for dinner), and it certainly seemed popular when I was there. Check it out if you’re in the area!
Cha no Ma is at 129 Baker Street, London, W1U 6SD. It’s open from 10.30 – 22.00 Monday to Friday, and 11.00 – 18.00 on Saturday. For more information, take a look at their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. They also have some delicious photos on their Flickr page…