Saturday 12 January 2008

Au Ciel, Carlton Avenue, Dulwich, London

A pretty little cafe and delicatessen specialising in lavish gift-wrapped sweets, cakes and chocolates. Even if you don't want to indulge your sweet-tooth, it is well worth stopping for a snack or a drink at one of the handful tables often bathed in sunlight streaming through the large south-facing window. A big, frothy and very drinkable cappuccino costs a reasonable £1.80, while a hefty slice of rich and tasty quiche Lorraine is £2.75. Service by the French staff can be sullen, but the food is a cut above typical cafe fare. 7/10