Bill’sstory beings 10 years ago when Bill a humble greengrocer from Sussex decided to transform his little greengrocers store into a cafe which not only sold goods for people to eat inside but to take home too. Bill had created a place where people could enjoy a hearty breakfast or a good lunch, grab some supper or even just somewhere people could meet friends for a coffee and cake. Sounds like a good children’s story book doesn’t it? Little Bill in his dungarees dishing out homemade biccies to the kids…
Like any good story book Bill’s vision has been quite the success opening a number of cafes around the South East with the most recent tucked away on White Lion street in Angel. From outside the place looks great, the pavement is lined with white tables and chairs, decorated with flower pots you could almost think you were out in the country. And it doesn’t stop inside the shelves are lined with rows and rows of jams, chutneys, chocolates, biscuits and fresh juices giving the feeling that you have just walked in to a farm shop.
The staff are uber friendly but not in a fake forced way, so much so we’d actually say that these guys are just plain nice. On first look of the menu the dishes seemed pretty hefty, possibly the types that should be avoided if u want to pass on the afternoon food coma. We chose the Maronites chicken skewers and the halloumi and hummus. The chicken skewers were chargrilled and came on a bed of lemon and coriander Cous Cous accompanied with pitta and tatziki. All good however the menu did state that the Cous Cous came with sultanas and ours were definitely missing in action. The halloumi comes grilled in a brioche bun with hummus, rocket, roasted peppers, sweet chilli and yogurt. Served on a wooden board along with skin on chips, which be warned will break the most health conscious.
For a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner Bill’s is worth a shot especially given the lack of other breakfast options in the area.
White Lion Street, N1