Old Gold

Sample Coffee's third outpost is named after the dark chocolate classic Old Gold. It's fitting considering it's based out confectionery building that once belonged to Cadbury.

Old Gold's fit-out riffs on that theme. Chocolate tones are there in the dark reclaimed furniture, and the gold’s in the brass light fixtures above the counter. Then there’s the “gold nugget” – a blinging, gold-wrapped La Marzocco espresso machine.

The kitchen is run by former Little Lord owner Graeme Alexander. And though Alexander has since sold his cafe, the spirit of its veg-heavy menu lives on here. Cured egg yolk is shaved like parmesan onto a sourdough bruschetta of spiced beetroot puree, dill and caper ricotta. There’s also a zucchini version, plus a couple of serious salads. One is a filling Russian-style affair with sweet potato, dill and pickled celery, the other a zesty broccolini and cannellini bean dish with fresh mint, lemon and mild fermented chilli. A standout sandwich comes in the form of a sturdy baguette stuffed with mortadella, salami, bocconcini, and pickles.

Updated: September 2nd, 2020

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