With its huge windows, spacious Wilton Way coffee spot Footnote feels very bright and public. It’s the perfect kind of place to meet for a low-key coffee date with a person you’ve never met before, and if things go well you can hang around for brunch which runs from familiar options like avocado on toast, through to less common but equally tasty pico de gallo on sourdough.
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Hash E8 is an American-style diner in Dalston that you go to for a French toast and pancakes kind of brunch. Translation: no avocados here.
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Cinnamon Village is a cafe in Kentish town with a banging chicken and bacon sandwich, and Turkish menemen eggs.
For one of the best breakfasts/brunches in Islington, head to Sunday. The eggs benedict is worth the long queue.
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