Battle of The Hot Shots

Tell us about your favourite coffee shop - best nomination gets breakfast with their caffeine fix

Continental French, Modern British and gastro-pubs
Oriental Chinese, Thai, Malay, Singapore, Japanese, noodle bars
Pizza and Pasta Restaurants, pizza parlours and pasta joints
Indian Cuisine from the sub-continent, including Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Sri Lankan
Cafes Tea shops, coffee bars,sandwiches, quick lunches, baked potatoes
Rest of the World Everything from Mexican to Lebanese
Fast Food Kebabs, fish and chips, burgers, fried chicken etc.
Gastro Pubs Good food in pubs

Where to get the best cup of coffee in Ealing? There was a tepid response to our request for your thoughts on this controversial issue at the start of the Summer, but that was before two events that will have shaken the Ealing coffee drinking community...

Yes, the battle is hotting up in Ealing - not only do we now have a Starbucks, but the cosy Munsons has just gone supersize.

But are they the best that Ealing has to offer or is it all hype? We want answers and being unable to drink quite that much coffee ourselves we want subscribers to help us compile a top ten places to get your caffeine fix.

If you would like to nominate your favourite you could email me on including the name of the establishment, name of coffee you order (though results will be decided upon number of recommendations for establishment), and the cost. And why not go a little bit further and tell us why your nomination ticks all your boxes? The only constraint on nominations is that the café / bar / restaurant must be in W5 or 13.

But if that sounds a bit too much like hard work (why waste good coffee drinking time?!), you could always just go straight to our EalingToday Service Directory and leave feedback against the coffee shop of your choice. We will be collating all the feedback received there to compile the list.

Not only will you be helping put your friendly local café on the map, you may also be putting yourself in the frame for a free breakfast. The participant who entertains us most with their nomination will win themselves a breakfast alongside their coffee in their favourite venue.

To get the ball rolling my favourite is Manana, not just because it's the first cafe I come to on leaving my house, although that has a lot to do with it. They know what I drink, black Americano (£1.65) and Pink Baby Cino (50p) for the precocious little thing that shouts her order as soon as she's flung open their door (pink is the colour of the cup, not the froth). My two year old wouldn't let me walk past this cafe without going in for our coffee and who am I to argue? It's like home from home for me now - in fact I'm writing this article while sipping one of Chris' finest because this great little cafe has wireless broadband. So Manana gets my vote but what's yours? Let the battle of the hot shots commence.

Results will be published in due course.

Charlie Canniff

A room with a view - Charlotte's Place
'A sassy wine and intense sauces would make me come back for more'

Is The New Leaf on the Turn?
Ealing's oldest Chinese looks like it's seen better days

Telling It Like It Is - The Walpole
Great food with the perfect verbal garnish

Full English With An Italian Twist
Magnifica breakfast at Carluccios

Ealing Getaway Offer
Stroll down to Osteria del Portico and get whisked off to Italy

The Red Lion - King Of The Eats
Fiercely good food still gives Ealing restaurants a run for their money (and not just the gastros)

Farm W5 As Wholesome As Ever
Tucking in down on the farm

Lifting The Lid On Tapas At La Tasca
Hens and stags in, pollo and ciervo out

My love affair with Annie's

Ealing Park Tavern v The Grange Pub and Dining Rooms

Making a 'year of the pig' of ourselves at Maxims

Star Cafe, Northfield Avenue

Home from Home at the New Inn