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Wednesday, 15 August 2018


After our avails post last month had thousands of reads we thought we would help you to see what is currently available on the Broadway and at what price - and where you can get in touch.

We all want to see great shops and cafes on our High Street - so please share this article with friends who run such businesses or call into their current shop and show them this article and tell them you would love to see them come to Mill Hill.  Together we can bring the best shops and restaurants to our area.  We need to be pro-active in this respect or we will not get the things we really want and need.  It is up to us !

AVAILABLE UNITS ( at time of going to press )

is moving to bigger premises - so this amazing unit is now available at a really good price. On the busy side near Tesco Express which is basically busy from 7a.m to 11p.m  Ideal site for any shop or restaurant. In the sun with plenty of pavement for outside tables.
£15,000 rent per annum
The Living Room Details

sadly this cafe closed shortly after opening.  It is in another ideal situation on the sunny and busy side of the Broadway.  The price may be a bit much in comparison with all other units but we suggest that you could haggle this down.
£30,900 rent per annum
The Creamery Details

This bank closed recently and there has been alot of interest in the site.  It is a substantial landmark building and would suit a Gastro Pub - Quality Restaurant - or High Quality Shop. Surrounded by excellent cafes and shops it is a very busy part of Mill Hill.
£50,000 rent per annum
Nat West Bank Details

Still open but obviously wishing to move, this unit is ideal for the station and for the bus stops that surround this part of the Broadway. Ideal for food or drink and would suit a chain or a small start up restaurant or even micro pub.  Excellent price for its size/
£25,000 per annum
Zushi details

Tucked away at the end of the Broadway this would be an ideal staging post for a start up business.
£12,500 rent per annum
2A hale Lane details

This bank has been subject to offers and planning but for two large companies Soho House and Cafe Nero we believe that even though they gained planning permission they decided against opening in the pre Brexit climate.  More fools them.  This is THE landmark bank building on the Broadway and has fantastic potential for a major cafe or restaurant or even pub.   If you know anyone this is available now and will almost certainly get planning for most uses.  Lets make sure it is a great thing for everyone in Mill Hill.
£57,500 per annum
HSBC bank details

So you have cash to spare but dont want to open a new venture.  So why not take over this very rare opportunity of getting a very established Dry Cleaners that is open on the Broadway.  All our Dry Cleaners are very busy and with the population growth of professional flats in the area it can only get even busier.
£100,000 complete business
Dry Cleaning Business Details

In addition we know that :

LLOYDS BANK is still available to lease
HEES TAKEAWAY?RESTAURANT with new refit on Station Road is available (Cosway Estates)
HETHERINGTONS on the Broadway is still available at £30,000 rent pa. we believe.

If you know anymore then please send us the details and links and we will add them to this list.


Mill Hill Broadway


Where the Halifax used to be on the Broadway has now been transformed into a shiny new shop for the well known High Street chain the BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION. Already if you go along you can see stock beginning to fill the new shelving and stands in the shop and staff are receiving training.  The shop relies on donations and volunteers so if you wish to help go along now before they open !


Here is what it looks like

Sunday, 5 August 2018


Mill Hill Broadway
Reviewed August 2018

Next to Nat West Bank Site

This month we have one new opening on Broadway and we welcome a new Coffee Cafe  to next to the Nat West Bank site called SIMPLE COFFEE (see T Shirt photo below ! )

There is a new coffee place on the Broadway. So we visited for lunch and to try out the menu. The first thing we noticed is how pleasantly the cafe is set out with arty pictures of dancers and a cool interior. It reminded us of the Italian coffee shop that used to be where BAW now is.....and the menu has a distinctly Italian flavour.

We decided to have paninis (photos below) which are all priced at just £4.95 These were very generously sized and made to order. They came with a small side salad. Himalayan Pink Salt and pepper allowed to season to our taste. The avocado, Brie and peppers panini was very tasty and the tuna and cheddar cheese was also very filling.  Ideal for lunch.

For desert we shared the Apple Cake, at only £2.90 , it has to be the best value cake on the Broadway. All the cakes are home made and priced at this. You can also be even more decadent and try out the cheesecake and others at a slightly higher price. The cake was sensational, and likely to become a firm Mill Hill favourite treat.  We can see ourselves coming here for coffee and cake often !

Now...the cafe is called Simple we hoped the coffee would be good. Luckily, we were not disappointed. Our Americano Black £2.40 was strong, smooth and smelt wonderful and tasted fantastic. As coffeeaholics we had to ask the staff about whether it has Italian origins !! We were pleased to hear that the manager had managed an Italian restaurant - so we were correct!! So if you like Italian style coffee I am pleased to let you know we have it back on the Broadway. The cappuccino £2.70 was made superbly and looked perfect (see photo).  They offer a takeaway service as well - so you can grab and go.

Simple Coffee does not have the large meals of the other cafes on the Broadway, but offers an Italian style cafe, with brilliant coffee and the best cakes. It’s salads in bowls, sandwiches and paninis are excellent, and for those of us who like to light lunch and drink coffee this is a very welcome addition to the Broadway. Comfortable seating and decor make it a lovely place to sit.

Finally the cafe has outdoor tables, which are in a quiet part next to Nat West, and it opens at 7a.m as well for early birds and commuters who want a quality coffee fix before/on the way to work. So we suggest you visit as soon as possible, and whilst they have several of the cakes for testing on the counter !!

Opening Times 
Mon to Sat 7am to 5pm
Sunday 8am to 5pm

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill  | Cakes and Cheesecake

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Interior

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Americano Black and Outside Seating

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Paninis

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Himalayan Pink Salt and Pepper

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Apple Cake

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Cappuccino 

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill |   Simply The Right Place !!

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Menu

SIMPLE COFFEE in Mill Hill | Coffee Foam

Friday, 3 August 2018


This weekend is shaping up to be another sunny one.   Our cafes are looking forward to you visiting !


Simple Coffee  NEW next to the Nat West Bank building has just opened doing coffee and loads of great food. Why not try them out - outdoor tables

Bluebelles the other side of the Nat West building is opening at 8a.m every day for coffee and the best cakes in Mill Hill !   outdoor seating as well.

Baw Cafe has outdoor seating and great Asian fusion food at very good prices and good coffee.

Mill and Brew next to the bus stop by the crossing is very popular and has loads of outside seating and great coffee.

At the other end of the Broadway  :

Bob's Cafe : has meze and amazing cheap coffee !!!  and outdoor seating - be warned it gets very busy at around lunchtime and evening - and booking for those times is often necessary.  Great menu as well.

Brewed and Pressed has outdoor seating on the other side of the Broadway and is popular for their juices.

Yummies the home of the Rainbow Bagel and other amazing stuff also has outdoor tables and great coffee.

All our cafes and restaurants would love to see you and in this heat it means you can keep out of the kitchen and have food and drinks in comfort.

Yesterday and today they are all buzzing and very busy - but as you have such a great choice then you will always find a spare table - and they deserve our support.  Creating a coffee community here in Mill Hill.

Thursday, 2 August 2018


Here is the latest issue of Mill Hill Today - August. One Year Special

Wednesday, 1 August 2018


A new coffee and cafe is to open shortly on the Broadway. Called SIMPLE COFFEE the signage is already done and the new owners are getting ready to open on THURSDAY 2 AUGUST.

Serving all types of coffee plus tasty sandwiches - paninis - shakes - and salads at very reasonable prices it looks set to join our fantastic offering on the sunny side of Broadway.

We hope everyone calls in to welcome a new business to Broadway.  Dont forget that if you want to go out for a coffee or snack or lunch or dinner then the BROADWAY has the best selection of cafes and restaurants in NW London.   No junk food - just the best ingredients and service !


Today has been a busy day for the emergency services here on Broadway.

At around 9.30am a man entered the PHONE SHOP and tried to make off with a pile of mobile phones in a bag.  He was wearing a helmet.  Luckily a brave member of staff chased him and grabbed the bag back.  The would be robber drove off in his car.  The police have now revealed the car had false plates.

Police have been on the scene all morning and police photographers.   Anyone with information or video or phone photos please contact the local police.

Then this afternoon at around 2p.m staff were evacuated along with the flats residents in and above ICELAND when an electrical fire broke out.

Three appliances attended and the fire was put out within about 20 minutes.  The store will now re- open on Thursday-  and staff and residents are back inside.

Just another day on Mill Hill's busiest street !!