We don't get to North London often, but we simply had to visit KERB's Ice Cream Adventure at King's Cross! So we made a complete day of it, starting at Kipferl in Camden Passage, a modern Viennese cafe with the most delicious breakfasts and good strong coffee:
Properly caffeinated, we popped along to Loop, where I resisted the pull of the sock yarn, but did leave with a card of vintage French buttons.
The shop's stylish collection includes both men's and women's wear with a modern, minimalist cut--think Japanese pattern books--and all the sewing is done on-site, so even on a Saturday, you can see the sewists at work:
Then it was just a short hop on the Tube to King's Cross and Granary Square for KERB:
We sampled some amazing flavors at Sorbitium Ices: Toasted Rice and Coconut, Fresh Peach, and Rose Geranium...
But our favorites of the day were from Jolly Nice... G had Beer and Bar Nuts to go with his half-pint of lager from the beer tent (!) and my top pick, after several scrumptious samples, was Pineapple Custard--absolutely divine! And the nicest vendors too:
Now that's a jolly nice day indeed!