CAFE


The Cafe is open every day serving cakes, brownies, biscuits and more baked in-house by Ryoko and Yuki alongside a selection of pastries from The Little Bread Pedlar. We serve teas from Postcard Teas (see below), Fazenda coffee, Club Maté and Luscombe organic fruit juices and ginger beers. We also have Japanese snacks, Sake, Shochu, Plum Wine, and an expansive selection of Single Malt Whiskys from Scotland, Japan and Wales.



BEERS


We're proud to stock beers from some of London's best breweries, including The Kernel and East London Brewing Company.

We usually have the Kernel's IPA, Pale Ale, Export Porter and Stout and the ELB Foundation Bitter, Nightwatchman, Orchid. Both breweries are making incredible beer in small batches, so what we have in stock will change from time to time.

Draught Beers

Bavo Pils (Flanders) 4.2%
Hacker Pschörr Helle (Bavaria) 5.0%
Hopf Helle Weisse (Bavaria) 5.3%
Brugse Zot Blonde (Flanders) 6.0%

Bottled Beers

Troubadour Obscura (Flanders) 8.2%
Troubadour magma (Flanders) 9%
Kasteel Rouge (Flanders) 8%
Brugse Zot Bruin (Flanders) 7.5%
Orval Trapiste (Flanders) 6.2%
Saison 1900 (Wallonia) 5.4%
Westmalle Dubbel (Flanders) 7%
Westmalle Tripel (Flanders) 9.5%
Rochefort 10 (Wallonia) 11%
Früli (Flanders) 4.1%
Moritz (Catalonia) 5.4%
Asahi (Tokyo) 5.0%



POSTCARD TEAS


Café OTO has teamed up with Postcard Teas - London’s finest tea store - to offer a range of single estate loose teas.

All teas are served in pots that serve two full cups.
 If you would like a second fill of hot water please ask.

Teas from Japan

Yame Genmaicha Green Tea - £3.80
A delicious nutty tasting blend of green tea and toasted brown rice, both grown in Yame by Mr. Ohashi. He has not used pesticides for 42 years and makes his own natural fertilisers.

Hijiri Sencha Green Tea - £4.40
This Sencha is made by the Obayashi family. Grown in mountain where the gods of the great Ise Jingu are believed to dwell, hijiri is the Japanese word for sacred. This year's tea is full-bodied and well balanced, with less umami than usual and a slight fruity astringency.

Hijiri Hojicha Japanese-style dark Oolong tea - £4.20
A dark roasted Japanese tea with a sweet tobacco taste from the Obayashi family who have been producing award-winning teas completely naturally for over 30 years. On their small farm of about 8 acres they have maintained many of their 100 year old Yabukita trees just like the locals in these mountains who often keep a row of old tea bushes or yamacha (’mountain tea') as they call them.

Teas from India

Gold Tip Assam Black Tea - £3.80
A classic Second Flush Assam from Khongea Tea Estate. Its luxurious gold tips give the tea a very special rich smooth taste and a honeyed sweetness.

Garam Assam Chai - £3.80
A special blend of fine Assam tea grown by natural biological methods at Sewpur Tea Estate together with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and bay leaves.

Darjeeling First Flush - £4.20
An exquisite light tea from Glenburn Estate made from the tender green Spring leaves of tea bushes.

Caffeine-Free Infusions

Sobacha - £4.20
A sweet nutty roasted buckwheat infusion from Japan. It contains rutin which is reported to be good for lowering blood pressure. 

Lemongrass - £3.80
A delicious herbal drink which can be enjoyed any time of the day. It is grown naturally at Handunugoda, a small family tea and spice estate in the south of Sri Lanka.

 Guest Teas

Please ask at the counter for details of what we have in stock.

www.postcardteas.com



WHISKYS @ OTO


Below are some notes on just a few of the great whiskys we have in stock here.

Caol Ila (pronounced cull-eela) meaning “Sound of Islay” is a dangerously drinkable light though slightly peated Islay whiskey. The 12 year old bottle has the immediate medicinal nose of Laphroig but with a more soothing finish. A highly underrated Islay whisky and an inexpensive alternative to the older bottles.

Auchentaushan (pronounced aw-khen-tosh-an) known as “Glasgow’s whisky” is probably the best lowland whisky around. The distillery’s famous triple distillation process means that the initial undiluted taste gives way to a sweet and spicy finish. Auchentaushan is perfect for those bitter wintery nights to keep spirits high.

Linkwood clearly stands out from those other better known Speyside whiskies on the market like Glenfiddich or Glenlivet. It is a refined well-balanced whisky with a fruity edge that tastes good from start to finish.

Pendeyrn is a Welsh single malt distilled in Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf in the smallest distillery in the world. This whisky is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. What begins as a heavily peated and medicinal taste leaves as a heavily honeyed liqueur. For those looking for something completely different.

Port Askaig 19 year old is a high-ranking Islay single malt that’s worth every penny. A stone smoked initial burst gives way to a full-bodied fruity aftertaste. Next stage for fans of Lagavulin.

Nikka Yoichi 12 year old is a top-quality Japanese single malt whisky. This is absolutely superb stuff and must be tried be tried by serious whisky aficionados.

Ichiro’s Malt distillery is the 21st generation of a family involved in the production of drinks since 1625. This bottle is a vatting of a single malt from the Hanyu distillery built by Ichiro Akuto’s grandfather with malt from Chichibu distillery buit nearby. Using Japanese oak washbacks and copper pots stills from Forsyths of Rothes, this is a deliciously nutty dram.

OPENING HOURS


Cafe:
Monday - Friday
Open 8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday:
Open 9:30am - 5:30pm

Sunday:
Open 10:30am - 5:30pm

When there is an evening event we close the cafe at 5:30pm for soundcheck and re-open at 8pm for concerts. For evenings where there is no event we will stay open as a bar. Entry is free for those nights.





Zardosht @ OTO:
Lunch Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm
Brunch & lunch Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Click here for a sample menu (pdf)

Born in Iran and raised in the Middle East and UK, Soli Zardosht originally trained as a menswear designer, but after 5 years in high-end fashion she decided to concentrate on her love for food by starting the first Persian-inspired food stall in England, on Broadway Market in Hackney. Soli's recipes are inspired by the ancient cuisine of old Persia and the simplicity of Middle Eastern dishes, executed with a fresh modern touch.

"When you get to Zardosht on Broadway Market it’s like a haven form the mania of the rest of the strip. All of the heavy-churn stalls on that strip can have an overwhelming effect where you can’t face any of it – a bit like going into Primark. Zardosht is like the small boutique where you can see and try it all – and want everything." - Stylist / London's Best Ever Street Food

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