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158 Tollington Park, London N4 3AD, England
02072638900
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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
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another fantastic breakfast in Islington. We had the poached eggs on muffins and the full breakfast. Both beautiful especially my THREE eggs. Will definitely be back on our next visit

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Thank Golfphil
Ballarat, Australia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great cafe that I made a local while living in the area. This cafe is run by friendly attentive staff and the prices are good. The chicken burger is outstanding, the chicken cooked and seasoned perfectly but you also can't go wrong with a BLT or their breakfast options. They also have daily specials (the Haloumi wrap was... More 

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Thank Rasha33
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I've had a few great lunches here as I've been working recently at nearby Finsbury Park. The service here is amazing. On one occasion I joined my colleagues after they had already ordered and the staff member managed to get my meal out at the same time as the others. The food is good - the specials in particular are... More 

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Thank RobMorts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Have to say I'm surprised by the mixed reviews on here. I've never eaten something I've not enjoyed and the service had always been fine. I've only ever been for breakfast so that's all I can recommend. It's the best breakfast in the area in my opinion.

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Thank Robert S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, but good luck getting served. Even when we did we waited half an hour... For a pot of tea, which never came. In the end we ended up walking out. This is the second and last time we've visited, last time we waited a good half an hour to pay. Work on looking after the customers you have... More 

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1 Thank Thomas M
East Sussex, U.K.
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This unpretentious cafe was very busy but we didn't have to wait too long to be served. One of our party had a dish with poached eggs but was disappointed to find lots of water on the plate as they had not been drained before serving. I had a toasted bacon and egg sandwich which was fine but I felt... More 

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Thank sidleyranger
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been here three times, twice I've had an enjoyable experience, and once it's been abysmal. When coming on the weekends it's very busy, sometime you'll need to share a table with another party, or will have to wait. Today, although we were seated outside immediately, our food (two veggie breakfasts) took 50 minutes to arrive, despite reminding our waiter... More 

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Mattishall
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We wanted a quick breakfast before returning home after a Mark Knopfler concert but my partner can't walk far. The Tripadvisor site showed 'Front Room' on the corner of Florence Road - wrong! Nothing there! So we drove down Torrington Road to the traffic lights intending to turn right but Stroud Green Road didn't look like you could park so... More 

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Thank Roger C
London, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Steve J
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Tollington Park, London N4 3AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 02072638900

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