There's a new coffee house with a difference coming to Camden Market very soon and it definitely looks like one to watch.
It's called Pamban - named after an island right between India and Sri Lanka - which is where the duo opening it hail from. And it'll be mainly a chai and coffee house - with all the chai (masala, rose and lavender) served in clay cups.
But it's their all-day eats menu which really grabs us. There's the Bun Maska which is a sweet bread bun served with tropical jams and jaggery (that's an unrefined sugar made from kitul palm trees). Sounds like a perfect snack if you want to escape Camden Market. For a proper meal, there's Lamprais - that's banana leaf-steamed spiced rice topped with slow-cooked curry. And also Pamban Rolls – deep-fried rolled pancakes filled with lamb, chicken or vegetables.
So keep an eye out for it when it opens next week in the Market.
More about Pamban
Where is it? Camden Market, North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
When does it open? 10 July, 2017
Soft launch details: From 10-14 July say the secret password ‘CHAI THERE’ to get a free Chai