I found out about 42 degrees – Burlington Gardens off Regent Street in London and went there for a light lunch with my sister. Light it was, small but beautifully presented dishes. I had a pot noodle-type pot of Thai noodles made from, as far as I remember, raw courgette and carrot noodles and lightly but brightly seasoned with Thai tastes. My sister had her first raw lasagne and was very pleasantly surprised. I had lovely fresh lemon and ginger tea, heated above 42 degrees of course as all teas are, but very good. Most raw foodies, including me allow themselves hot teas.
42 degrees is in a beautiful old building that is linked to the Royal Academy of Arts and, as you might expect, it is a fresh, open modern clear foyer space with lofty ceilings. I would definitely pop in again when in that area and if ever in Copenhagen will check out what they are up to there with their other cafe.
42 degrees? Some say 42, some say 46. It’s roughly the temperature at which a lot of the raw enzymes naturally present in raw plant food are destroyed and at which other nutrients begin being de-natured, hence all this interest in eating most or all raw food. Cafes are a good way for people to find out what it is all about.