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Café Frei, E1: Cosmopolitan Coffee Nirvana

By Lynn Reynolds, writer: longtime EastEnder, sometime Bermondseyite.

It’s an open secret: I love coffee and I love travel. One of my treasured travel memories is of visiting the elegant cafes of Budapest, and I’m tickled pink that there’s now a Hungarian café in east London.

But Café Frei offers a very different kind of experience to its classic Hungarian counterparts. Here, you can sample coffee (and food!) influenced by many different global traditions.

Fancy Japanese drip-filter brew with a slice of poppy seed and cherry cake (or perhaps a savoyan rum and walnut sponge finger coffee)?

If that’s not your bag there are numerous alternatives, like the combo we ordered: one traditional Arabic brew and one Ipoh White Coffee (a Japanese take on a Malaysian speciality).

There’s also a whole range of pastries and sandwiches, all served in a cosy, peaceful environment.

Café Frei – 61A Alie Street, London E1 8EB – 020 3490 2073

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