Kofi Beans is a unique, Moroccan-style cafe and restaurant in Croydon. It combines two of my favourite things: great coffee and lanterns (which are for sale).
When we first walked in I wasn't sure if we were supposed to seat ourselves or head to the counter - but a waitress helped us out eventually.
Menus were brought, drinks were ordered and atmosphere was soaked in.
There were lots of vegetarian options on the menu and they all sounded great to me - including pumpkin gnocchi, mini pizzas, and cheese and spinach bureks. In the end I ordered a herb and chickpea falafel salad which came with a tahini dressing. Loved it. It was totally worth the price.
Whilst I love the atmosphere of this place I'm sorry to say I've had 2 rather ordinary experiences. Yes they have great coffee but I've had the misfortune of having 2 very ordinary lunches almost a year apart. My last lunch (approx 5 weeks ago) was rubbery from being reheated in the microwave made worse by the waitress appearing somewhat new and frazzled and mixing up my friend and my hot chocolate - one of us had mint and one caramel. 100 points for atmosphere though and hopefully others will have more luck than me.