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the front Room

#10,518 of 18,502 Restaurants in London
Café, English, Bistro
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upper tollington, London n4, England
Today
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't rest on your laurels, Front Room Cafe.

The Front Room Cafe is extremely popular with locals and this may be part of the problem. After c 7 years of daytime opening, it now boasts an alcohol licence and is open for dinner too. I've stopped for (average) coffee at one of their outside tables on many occasions - it's a great place to watch... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Front Room Cafe is extremely popular with locals and this may be part of the problem. After c 7 years of daytime opening, it now boasts an alcohol licence and is open for dinner too. I've stopped for (average) coffee at one of their outside tables on many occasions - it's a great place to watch the world go... More 

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Middlesex
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Front Room, an achingly trendy brunch joint in the hipster hinterland of Finsbury Park/Hornsey Road, is only partly redeemed by its charming and efficient service staff. The place is bursting of a Sunday morning, brunch being a classic hipster meal, but arriving just a bit ahead of the second wave of hung-over clientele, we lucked out with a pavement... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Nice quality cafe (definitely a step up from a greasy spoon but not too fussy) with cool interior and seats outside on the pavement. Been here many time and consistently good food for reasonable price.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Funky café with a good breakfast menu and fairly decent coffee from Allpress. Quick, decent breakfast, although the eggs could have been a touch softer.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nipped yesterday for a full English Breakfast, nice relaxed setting , very busy but service was quick and efficent, The food was excellent , top quality ingredients used made it really good. I highly recommend the place ,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Really good value for money. The bacon and sausages rocked my world but sadly my black Americano saddened me, as did the poached eggs.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Eat here from time to time It's my go to place in the area during the day. Fairly priced, lovely staff, changing specials, fresh, nice interior.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I come here all the time and fully recommend this place! People are nice and friendly. The tables are a little cramped but I think that adds to the quirky feel.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Very Stroud Green. Young(ish) happening cafe, very good range of breakfast, brunch lunch type things, friendly service. Not super cheap but good ingredients, sometimes have to wait a bit but its very popular..

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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A nice cafe in a busy street - quirky and interesting. Seating outside right near the traffic, but that's London...good coffee, good cake, good service, lovely soup.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: upper tollington, London n4, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, English, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?