If you happen to be at the Notting Hill area, wander off a little from the obvious sights and sounds and spend an afternoon at Golborne Road where the hidden gems are located. One of the best is Lisboa Patisserie. Owned by Portugese, you're guaranteed authentic pastries from almond biscuits to coconut cakes. But if there's only one thing you have to taste, it's got to be the egg tarts. The contrast between the perfectly flaky crust and the moist egg filling is divine. I've had a couple versions from Macau and Manila but this one right here tops the list. Writing about it is practically making me salivate.
I only had one. That was such a huge mistake.
Lower photo from timeout.com