Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Review - Fika

This blog will be on the topic of quick fixes. In the same way that being a grown up means you can go to the supermarket and buy whatever the fuck you want but don't because in the cold light of adulthood buying only Viennese whirls and potato waffles doesn't seem so appealing, so it becomes clear that there are lots of things that will make you feel better quickly but there's a value in trying for the longer term inner peace hippie shit fix. A lot of the time (say 40%) that feels so boring to have to train yourself and it sounds like the mantra of a cult you don't really believe in. But if most of us didn't believe in long term gain we probably would have sacked in the highly pressured/high risk/thankless/corporate/terribly paid (delete as appropriate) jobs long ago. Anyway, in the words of Headspace guy - it's not about the result. It's about the JOURNEY. And meanwhile, if there's a risk of giving up for the short term fix when you're sad and floopy on Saturday morning, you can go to an overpriced Swedish cafe for brunch. 

Fika has joined Vinarius as the last definitive signs that Bow is no longer grime capital of the world. It's a sparse, Nordic cafe without a proper kitchen serving beautiful coffee  and cold breakfast treats. I started on a cinnamon bun which was moreish and filling and pretty good value. I then moved onto the frittata which was none of those things. But, I'd still recommend on the basis of the coffee and the calm and the therapeutic colouring pens.

1 comment:

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