The team behind two of southwest London’s most inventive cafés will open a third, by taking over food and drink at Studio Voltaire in Clapham. Juliets Cafe and Bar comes from Juliets Quality Foods, in Tooting, which was first known as Milk Teeth — for its then connection to Balham institution Milk. Milk co-founders Julian Porter and Lauren Johns have since parted company with the Balham cafe, and now run Juliets and its upcoming sibling.
The trio of cafés — which formerly included the sleeper hit Fields, on Clapham Common — is best known for its complex, exciting approach to cornerstones of Antipodean brunch culture, with a focus on breakfast sandwiches, soft serve, and bakes made from or seasoned with byproducts. Coffee is also outstanding, thanks to a long term relationship with two of the best roasters in Europe: Koppi and the Barn, and their menus retain echoes of each other despite the now severed formal link.
Recent years have brought a foray into evening service and natural wines, which will continue at Studio Voltaire. More soon.
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