Rustique has been in business since the year 2000. It’s thrived not because it has the greatest coffee or greatest food or greatest anything, but because it’s so relaxing and welcoming. Even though the space is small, they don’t mind if you spend hours massaging your keypad or pick a book off the shelf and read it cover to cover. If you’re eating, order soup and quiche of the day, or a jacket potato. In good weather, the back garden is the place to be.
More spots in Kentish TownSee more
Junction Tavern is a Kentish Town gastropub that takes both the gastro and the pub parts of the label seriously.
More Cafe/Bakery spotsSee more
Books For Cooks
Books for Cooks is a cookbook shop in Notting Hill that also runs a cafe at lunchtime. Check their Twitter feed to find out what’s cooking.
The Last Crumb
The Last Crumb is a spacious coffee shop in Stoke Newington, perfect for spending a couple of hours with a pastry, a sandwich, and a coffee.
The Tabernacle is the place for a hang in Notting Hill. Go here for a casual, simple meal.
Suggested by our writers
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more