Almost midway between Blackfriars and Temple you’ll find Hilliard, a small but bustling café. The doors open at 7am, with a breakfast selection that includes bacon sandwiches, eggs, jam on toast (made using artisanal bread and delicious jams), porridge with compote, and a range of homemade pastries – the cinnamon buns get my personal recommendation. There is fantastic organic coffee from Union Hand Roasters, and a large selection of soups, a daily hot dish, specials, salads, sandwiches, terrines and quiches, in addition to a range of sweet treats – think homemade cakes and biscuits, banana loaf and gooey brownies. Whole cakes are also available to order, as are business lunches and quiches. Accompanying the food is a well-chosen wine list, with options served by the glass or bottle.