Saturday 29 March 2008

The Drum, North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London

Bohemian cafe with dark red walls decorated with kitsch paintings of nudes, the Drum has a clutch of sturdy tables and a couple of comfy leather sofas. Decent cappuccinos and lattes cost £1.50 each, while an enormous croissant, served with salty butter, is only £2. The menu also offers salads, sandwiches and other snacks. Run by a friendly couple with an equally-friendly stocky white dog, the Drum is a popular choice with young families and couples taking a break from browsing the quirky shops on North Cross Road. 7/10