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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The Gate is a vegetarian spot in Islington that meat-eaters won’t complain about. And if you don’t feel like going healthy, have some cocktails.
The Ottolenghi in Islington is a reliable place for salads and delicious pastries.
Radici is a big restaurant serving Italian classics, and while it might not be the most exciting spot in Islington, it’s one of the most useful.
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The Delaunay is the restaurant you want to be in when you just want to feel good. Sit in the amazing dining room or hit the cafe for a quick one.
The Corner House
The Corner House in Shepherds Bush is the kind of bright, trendy cafe that would be popular literally anywhere.
Jolene is a bakery, café, and restaurant on Newington Green serving very nice, very grainy, very wholesome breakfast, lunch and (on some days) dinner.
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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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