"Trinity Stores is the type of café-cum-deli that brings the village feel back to a suburban neighbourhood, or, in this case, Balham," statesMatthew. "It has open floor-to-ceiling shelves with all the foodie brands you'd expect and plenty more. There's an excellent selection of salads, tarts and quiches, plus the best scotch eggs and sausage rolls south of the river. Boxes of Amalfi lemons, wild rocket and freshly baked breads greet you as you enter."
Where: 5-6 Balham Station Road, London SW12 (020-8673 3773; www.trinitystores.co.uk)