I would like to introduce to you to what we think is a real up and coming area of Ealing and that is St Mary’s Road. Over the past year I have noticed more and more local businesses springing up. Some people even call it “St Mary’s Village” and rightly so because I think it really does have that village atmosphere and community spirit to it. So here is my spotlight guide to where to go in this beautiful little part of Ealing.
Looking for your coffee fix?
Well you have a couple of choices here, my favourites are:
The originally named Moon and Maybe has a gorgeous styled interior, friendly helpful staff and best of all a little secret garden at the back. All we need now is the weather to enjoy this beautiful little spot! The coffee served here was spot on and I really enjoyed the toasted panini they serve up here. I must say we didn’t see any children while we were in there, but I see no reason why this venue would not be child friendly.
My next coffee top spot would be Munsons, this has been an Ealing coffee institution for some time now. Excellent coffee, cakes and pastries, plus for the up coming Spring/Summer months it is a great place to sit outside the front and watch the world go by.
On the look out for original gifts?
Well, look no further perhaps you have walked past this place on your way to South Ealing Tube and wondered what this shop is? Made In Venezuela is a boutique shop selling various crafts, arts and clothing all made in Venezuela. I really like the ethos of this shop as the owners are supporting locally people in this third world country, which means that if you buy from this shop you are supporting local people.
Looking for a tasty meal?
The Walpole established in 2001 and said to be Marco Pierre White’s favourite restaurant. It might be open only on Fridays and Saturday nights for Dinner, but is well worth the wait!
Looking for some tasty French food?
Here you can find a little bit of France right here in Ealing! The French Gourmet store opened it’s doors late last year and continues to supply the residents of Ealing with all the best produce direct from France.
Lastly are you looking for a Vegan meal?
Newly open Vegan HQ will have your taste buds watering. With everything Vegan all under one roof, plus they are child and dog friendly too! You will find them serving up fast food, coffee and even sell a selction of groceries also. We are told it is the first organic vegan coffee shop in West London.
You can follow Vegan HQ on Intagram @veganhquk
I hope you enjoyed my little tour around South Ealing’s St Mary’s Road. Look out for another spotlight feature soon!