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the front Room

Café, English, Bistro
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upper tollington, London n4, England
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9:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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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
Charming little cafe

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
Philip I
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Popped in here for lunch with my girlfriend. It was a Friday and not that busy. The cafe was really cold even though the doors were shut so I couldn't figure out what was causing that. You can eat outside but it wasn't a day for that. The atmosphere is quite funky with period furniture and adornments littered across the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The food is good and reasonably priced. The staff are all friendly. There is a relaxed atmosphere. You never feel rushed. We keep coming back.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?