15 Minutes Review

From the good people who brought us Night & Day, 15 Minutes is another cool café and bar that’s drawing in the arty crowd. The vibe here is reminiscent of a New York deli, with edgy graphics on the wall, acoustic folk music in the background, shabby‑chic sofas and loads of design magazines for you to flip through and find inspiration as you nurse your java or bite into a sandwich. The food here comprises a small but tasty range of salads, pastas, sandwiches, pizzas and mains. We especially like the healthy pomodoro mushroom penne and Thai basil chicken Panini with pesto—very affordably priced. The lunch crowd usually heads for the main dining area that boasts a canteen‑like interior (very old school), but come evening time, the crowd moves to the lounge area with a beer to chill. There is an open mic area where new bands get their shot at 15 minutes of fame in the evenings (hence, the name of the place, actually). This is a great place to see and be seen in.