This is a great place to come and work during the week. The coffee is good, and the all-day brunch menu reasonably priced. They take a lot of trouble to make ordinary dishes special, even making their own baked beans to serve with the enormous Full English – a meal that will keep some people going all day and others all week. At weekends, expect the full-on Upper Street crush.
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Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.
The Pig And Butcher
The Pig and Butcher is a pub in Islington specialising in meat that they butcher on site.
The Ottolenghi in Islington is a reliable place for salads and delicious pastries.
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Mother is a cafe along the River Lea close to Hackney Wick, that serves tasty vegan food. Come for the juices, and stay for the relaxed ambience.
E. Pellicci is an old-school classic in Bethnal Green. It’s warm and welcoming, and if you don’t get a Full English breakfast, you did it wrong.
Allpress Espresso Roastery & Cafe
Allpress is an excellent two-storey coffee spot with a lovely patio are.
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Caravan in Bankside is one of the best places in London for great coffee and laid-back all day dining. It’s Perfect For for catchups and big groups.
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