Italo Delicatessen Formerly: I Knit London

One of Vauxhall's jewels
Tucked away, just five minutes from the the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the Eagle, Chariots and the rest, you'll find this corner café-shop that sells not only Italian specialties — including high-quality provisions and expert espressos using Jack Coleman coffee — but non-ethnic-specific food items (proper fruit and veg, jams, beverages etc) and home-made savouries including hot dishes (six a day) and well-stuffed sandwiches. Previously a standard corner shop run by a man named Tony, then a knitwear outlet (I Knit London, now in Waterloo), this woody, warm and reassuringly analog space was taken over in 2008 by Charlie Boxer (son of food writer Arabella Boxer and former cartoonist and editor Mark Boxer) and Luigi di Lieto. The latter left in 2010, with Charlie now running the operation solo, albeit with genial help. A bonus is its Bonnington Square location, immediately opposite the lush and beautiful best-kept-non-secret gardens. Boxer's two songs run the nearby foodie haven Brunswick House Cafe [see entry]. Tube station: Vauxhall.
  • 13 Bonnington Square
    London, England SW8 1TE
    Near: Vauxhall Grove
  • Vauxhall
  • Website
  • Mon and Tue 9.30am—5.30pm
    Wed to Fri 9.30am—7.45pm
    Sat 10am—7pm
    Sun 10am—5.30pm
  • +44 44 2074 5037
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