Chef Giuseppe Belvedere is inspired by his Sardinian heritage at this revamp of the former Jim's Cafe on Clapton's Chatsworth Road, serving cafe staples during the day and more ambitious dishes cooked over a wood fire and served alongside low-intervention Italian wines in the evening and Sunday lunch. He is backed by the team behind Milk Cafe and Juliet's Quality Food in southwest London.
Harden's survey result
Ex P Franco and Brawn chef Giuseppe Belvedere (backed by the team behind Milk Café and Juliet’s Quality Food) is inspired by his Sardinian heritage at this skillful revamp of the former Jim’s Cafe on Clapton’s Chatsworth Road. Serving café staples during the day, in the evening and at Sunday lunch he provides more ambitious Italian dishes cooked over a wood fire and served alongside low-intervention Italian wines. It opened in May 2023 after our survey had concluded, but in an early June write-up, The Standard’s Jimi Famurewa lauded its evocative interior as an “Italian beauty”. But, where the scoff was concerned, he was left with an “abiding feeling … of a short menu eliciting lots of intrigue but, also, a nagging urge for an actual dinner”.
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