Victoria Park is the best place to see grass and trees when you’re around Hackney, and Pavilion Cafe is the best place to get brunch. It’s also where everyone seems to end up at the weekend. You’ll sit by the lake while sitting elbow-to-elbow with strangers, as well as the odd French bulldog. When it’s warm and they put the tables outside and, all in all, it’s pretty glorious.
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Park Theatre Cafe
The Park Theatre cafe in Finsbury Park is a great place to grab a coffee or drink, and get some work done during the day.
Rustique is a ‘literary cafe’ with average food, but warmth and bookish vibes. Bring your moleskin and thickest glasses.
The Black Cab Coffee Co
The Black Cab Coffee Co is a sleek coffee shop between Vauxhall and Battersea with a decent all-day breakfast menu.
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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.
Sager + Wilde Paradise Row
Sager + Wilde’s Bethnal Green outpost brings good wine and Italian eats, and mixes it with railway arch vibes and plenty of outdoor seats for summer.
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