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REVIEW: Pamban, Camden

REVIEW: Pamban, Camden

WHAT? A cosy nook on the cobbled streets of Camden market, Pamban peddles authentic Indian and Sri Lankan fare: think warming chai, organic coffee, buttery pastries and seriously good curry dishes served by super passionate foodies.

Sleek design and a seriously pretty Instagram account set this place up for success – hot pink drinks, trendy serving boards and flaky croissants dusted with pistachio look beautiful on and offline. The chai alone is worth the walk: they grind their spices (cardamom, ginger and cinnamon) daily, brewing the Masala blend by hand. Filter or espresso coffee is made using specialty grade, organic beans, with a seasonal house espresso blend.

A breakfast selection including Sri Lanka’s famed Hoppers and Kithul waffles (natural coconut honey) will come with warmer weather, but until then, punchy Lamprais is on the menu – wonderfully sticky chicken or veg curry with rice, served in a banana leaf.

Also worth trying is the array of rainbow-coloured Indian drinks – rose faluda & jaggery milkshake are pleasingly sweet, the ideal antidote to a spicy lunch. Founders are particularly proud of their Red Cappuccino, made with Rooibos tea and sweet Sri Lankan Kithul.

A firm new favourite, we’ll be returning to Pamban to try the breakfast menu – and most days for a mid-morning pick me up, no doubt…

DETAILS: Pamban Chai & Coffee House, Camden Market, North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH /

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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