Crate Bar and Pizza
Located along a stretch of Oxford Street that has seen more exciting days, Crate Bar & Pizza is a long term pop-up cafe and pizza joint that's bringing a bit of fun (and the scent of baking dough) to Paddington.
Inside, sturdy four-tops line one wall, while the other side houses - you guessed it - a collection of wooden crates that serve as both seats and tables. Decks of cards are on hand, so you can get in a little Snap while waiting for your pizzas to come out of the oven. A collection of crates and colourful stools are scattered about outside if the weather's agreeable.
For lunch, it's all about Italian sambos and at five they get the pizza oven cranking. They do tasty versions of standards such as Margheritas and Napoletanas, as well as saucy numbers like the Salsiccia which is topped with tomato, mozzarella, Italian sausage and hot salami, and which is probably not the best option if you're on a date. The Supreme has everything on it (including pineapple) and would probably make an Italian wince, but it's good fun just the same.
Crate Pizza and Bar will be open until the end of 2014.