28 Fulham Palace Rd, Hammersmith, W6 9PH
Antipodes: places diametrically opposite each other on the globe. Appropriate, as Antipode is wedged between two direct opposites: the monstrous Hammersmith flyover and the plush Victorian houses of Fulham. Even more appropriate as the owner is Antipodean himself, like many other specialty cafe owners in London.
Serving Square Mile and a selection of light sandwiches and salads with a twist (the raw “massaged” kale salad for example), Antipode offers Hammersmith office workers relief from the bland cafe chains, as unwelcoming as the flyover itself. At night, the cafe transforms into a bar offering wine, cocktails and, you guessed it, Australian beer.
Antipode has planted a seed of change on Fulham Palace Road, with other interesting restaurants popping up in its wake. Soon this will be a vibrant and charismatic high street, the direct opposite of the Hammersmith flyover.
Review by Claire Gordon-Webster.
Coffee + Drinks
- House Roaster
- Square Mile
- Filter Brew Methods
- Kalita, V60
- Nuova Simonelli Mythos One & Mazzer Major E
- Coffee Machine
- Nuova Simonelli Aurelia