Vegan cafes are not places you’d typically find an Infatuation staffer, but the sheer friendliness and vibe at Mother are ridiculously hard not to like. It’s in a pretty canalside location in the Here East Olympic development out by Hackney Wick, and the salads and smoothies actually taste great - not something we can say about the majority of sad-looking sprout salads that we’ve tried elsewhere. It’s good for a post-workout meal, or a healthy pick-me-up. Pull up a seat, order an acai bowl, and pretend you’re somewhere exotic and warm.
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Sodo is a pizza restaurant on the Upper Clapton Road in Hackney, serving some of the best sourdough pizzas in London.
You should look past all the kitsch on display at Café Miami’s because their tacos and toasties are some of the best in Clapton.
Hill & Szrok
Hill & Szrok on Broadway Market is a butchers by day, but at night they fire up the grill to cook some pretty good steaks and chops.
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Casa Fofo is a casual neighbourhood restaurant in Hackney, serving an unusual and sometimes excellent tasting menu at a great price.
Persepolis is a BYOB deli-cum-café in Peckham serving excellent Persian meze at fantastic prices.
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The best parties involve drinks, pizza, and tunes. Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick has all three, and tons of space to sit by the canal on a nice day.
Four Quarters East
Old-school arcade games and drinks by the river are a perfect match, and you can get all of them at Four Quarters East in Hackney Wick.
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