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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Indian Veg is a no-frills, all-you-can-eat buffet spot in Islington. It’s pretty good, and very cheap.
Alpino is an old-school caff in Islington that serves enormous breakfasts and lunchtime pastas. And all at crazy low prices.
An Exmouth Market original, New Zealand cafe and restaurant Caravan does great coffee and an excellent brunch.
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Jolene is a bakery, café, and restaurant on Newington Green serving very nice, very grainy, very wholesome breakfast, lunch and (on some days) dinner.
The Tabernacle is the place for a hang in Notting Hill. Go here for a casual, simple meal.
The Last Crumb
The Last Crumb is a spacious coffee shop in Stoke Newington, perfect for spending a couple of hours with a pastry, a sandwich, and a coffee.
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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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