Category: Hackney Coffee

Salvation for Old Street’s Cafes

A new café in Old Street opened a couple of months ago to keep it’s sister café, Lantana (of Fitzrovia fame) company in the east. And it retains the essence of what Lantana is all about – colourful, tasty food, great coffee and Aussie service with a smile – with a more airy, modern feel. Where you see flat white’s adorning every coffee menu … Read More Salvation for Old Street’s Cafes

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En Counter

Coffee is important. A trip to Melbourne last year woke up my drab London tastebuds to this fact. Antipodeans take painstaking lengths to get it right and you can taste the effort. At any point in a coffee bean’s epic journey things can go wrong. Somehow in the UK we think it’s acceptable to drink burnt tasting coffee with limp, soggy froth. Well, it ain’t. My quest for … Read More En Counter

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Just Around The Corner

The Corner lies on the edge of Mare Street, near London Fields, but out of sight of the often expensive and moutashed (no-socks) Broadway Market. I love the down to earth light feel of the place serving excellent coffee, organic snacks and a good selection of lunches including wraps, jacket potatoes and quiche. The free wi-fi and generally child free zone guarantees that the masses are … Read More Just Around The Corner

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Coffee and Antiquity

Just by the Hackney crossroads, opposite Metropolis strip club, Hurwundeki cafe / stands out from the greasy spoons of Bethnal Green. The pumpkin carriage in the front promises a playful pit stop for those who like to sit amongst old bric-a-brac and antiques, overpriced organic foods for sale and the odd horned skull to eat home-made cakes and lunch or just have a cup of coffee and a chat.  The childsized pumpkin coach out … Read More Coffee and Antiquity

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