Let’s move to the Cally Road……

Caledonian road sign Amusing piece in the Guardian today as our new neighbours leave their cappucinos on their desks and explore the North bit of Cally Road in the usual acerbic style of Let's move to…..

'Caledonian Road has always been the scrag end of north London, cobbled together from the bits Islington and Camden Town don't want. Sandwiched between two of Her Majesty's less salubrious establishments, Holloway and Pentonville, and sliced apart by railways, the area's less a neighbourhood, more a salon des refusés. You come here if you're a student, an Ethiopian immigrant or if you have the pretension but not the income for Barnsbury. But what Cally lacks in beauty, it makes up for in location.'

Good to see that the excellent Yasar Food Market gets a mention in the full article. One Guardianista asked ahead of the move 'Will there be somewhere in Kings Cross where I can buy nice garliky, olivey nibbly things for lunch?' well sweetheart, Yasar is the place.  You could also try the great Tocca cafe – easily the best decor and arguably coffee on the Cally or Primavera for possibly the friendliest service.  Neighbour Aron has recently tipped the Spotted Dick oposite Iceland, which claims to have carefully farmsourced produce and a wine list – haven't tried it myself yet.

TheGuardian piece misses the curious Logman Watermelon Importers though (does anyone know what goes on there?), the wonderful RIGPA Buddhist centre and the Dallas Burger Bar.  Do any readers have tips for Guardian types on the Cally ?

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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2 Responses to Let’s move to the Cally Road……

  1. Sophie Talbot says:

    Oooo yes. Little garlicky spicy nibbly bits, rather delish and an absolute snip at *the* place to be seen at KX (dress code applies thank god to keep out all those rather undesirable types): hot wings at Q Chicken dwarling mwah mwah!

  2. emilyb says:

    …we’re not allowed capputhingies at our desks 😦

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