Ask anyone in Islington where they go for brunch, and you’re almost sure to hear about Sunday. This is one of the hottest places in Barnsbury, a breakfast/brunch/lunch place that’s always packed out at weekends – and sometimes even during the week. It’s worth queuing, even in the rain, for consistently well-executed standard dishes and a few more out-of-the-ordinary ones. The pancakes are some of Islington’s fluffiest. Eggs benedict is awesome. Just be patient.
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The Drapers Arms
The Drapers Arms is a residential pub in Islington with a bar downstairs, a dining room upstairs, and a garden you should take advantage of.
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 Pig And Butcher
The Pig and Butcher is a pub in Islington specialising in meat that they butcher on site.
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Fernandez And Wells
A five minute walk from South Kensington’s museums, Fernandez and Wells is a cool and casual coffee spot.
The Watch House
The Watch House in Bermondsey might be tiny, but it's also probably London's most charismatic coffee shop.
Bake is a cash only bakery in Chinatown serving fantastic soft serve out of their trademark taiyaki - a fish-shaped waffle situation.
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El Inca Plebeyo
El Inca Plebeyo serves Ecuadorian food in a simple space that’s covered in colourful paintings, tiles, and tablecloths. Be sure to get the hornado.
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