If you don’t like children, turn away now. Bear and Wolf is the official NW5 HQ for parents with young kids, even providing a playroom in back, and you’re likely to have to negotiate a crowd of push chairs as you make your way to the main seating area. If that doesn’t faze you, the place has plenty going for it: good sandwiches, good baked stuff, and good coffee.
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Rustique is a ‘literary cafe’ with average food, but warmth and bookish vibes. Bring your moleskin and thickest glasses.
Mamasons is a Filipino ice cream spot famous for its ice cream sandwiches that are very much worth the queue.
Pizza East Kentish Town
Pizza East’s Kentish Town outpost is slick, fun, and good for any occasion. The pizza’s good, and so are the cocktails.
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Snackbar x Farmshop
Snackbar is a café and workspace on Dalston Lane that serves a range of unusual and excellent Asian-inspired breakfast, lunch, and brunch plates.
Pilpel is a reliable and delicious falafel counter in Spitalfields Market with other branches in and around the City.
Smiths of Smithfield
Smiths of Smithfield is big on meat, upstairs is corporate card territory, but the café downstairs serves reasonably priced sandwiches and burgers.
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