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Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Putting a bit of much-needed culture into Petersfield's cafe scene, Russell and Briony's place is Petersfield's coolest bistro by a country mile. Serving spectacularly good coffee (try the rare 'flat white') and cake all day long but increasingly a serious restaurant too, offering great bistro cooking at lunchtime and on Thursday - Saturday evenings too. Short but personally sourced wine list, mostly from the Loire region, is worth checking out. Music, with a strong leaning towards gypsy swing and jazz (there's a clue in the name) plays a large part in the operation, with lunchtime, afternoon and occasional evening shows by some fine musicians of the acoustic persuasion - look out for the Hanging Tree Band in particular, as well as Russell himself - often combined with something worthwhile in the food line. Proper art also features regularly on Djangos' walls. Now selling excellent coffee beans and freshly ground coffee for your machine from a list of boutique blends in a shop upstairs - look out for Djangos' Bireli brand. Find Djangos in Bakery Lane - the alley between Waitrose car park and Chapel Street. 01730 26761

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