A seasonal café for seasoned table grabbers is what Towpath is, but if you come here on a sunny day and nab a seat (alongside a plate of tomatoes on toast) you’ll soon see why it’s so busy. This mini-spot along the Regent’s Canal near Haggerston station is pretty much entirely outside seating and it has a strong case for being one of London’s most dopamine-inducing restaurants. Tomatoes, fried eggs with mojo verde, and Spanish sausage sandwiches are all favourites. If possible, come for a midweek, day-off meal, because things can get a little tactical during weekend brunch hours. That said, it’s worth it.
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Chick ‘N’ Sours
The Haggerston branch of Chick ‘n’ Sours is the original, and still the best. Come here for cocktails and disco wings, and leave happy.
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.
Berber & Q
Berber & Q is a Middle Eastern/North African restaurant where locals hang and eat things from the grill. You want those things.
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The Corner House
The Corner House in Shepherds Bush is the kind of bright, trendy cafe that would be popular literally anywhere.
Granger & Co Notting Hill
Like the others, the Notting Hill location of Granger & Co has healthy-ish salads, sandwiches, and small plates perfect for breakfast and lunch.
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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