My best find (thanks to Time Out London) was Bonnington Cafe (11 Vauxhall Grove, www.bonningtoncafe.co.uk), not far from the Kia Oval cricket ground, which puts it off the path. But I did have a sit-down lunch of vegetarian squash/chickpea curry over rice and a nice green salad for $8 (also open for dinner). Itâ€™s about the dishes, not the decor, at this community-run eatery. Afterward, stroll around the square and youâ€™ll see Bonningtonâ€™s pocket park (and head over to the Harleyford Road Community Garden while youâ€™re at it). Because especially in the coming weeks, London promises to be anything but an oasis of calm.