Ask anyone in Islington where they go for brunch, and you’re almost sure to hear about Sunday. This is one of the hottest places in Barnsbury, a breakfast/brunch/lunch place that’s always packed out at weekends – and sometimes even during the week. It’s worth queuing, even in the rain, for consistently well-executed standard dishes and a few more out-of-the-ordinary ones. The pancakes are some of Islington’s fluffiest. Eggs benedict is awesome. Just be patient.
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Little Georgia in Islington has fun vibes, friendly waiters, and an excellent Georgian menu. Come for a group dinner or date night.
Bellanger is a spot in Islington that looks looks and feels very grown-up, but it’s not stuffy. And it’s good at all times of the day.
Yipin is an upscale Chinese spot in Islington. The menu has a lot of options, but you should focus on the Sichuan and Hunan dishes.
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An Exmouth Market original, New Zealand cafe and restaurant Caravan does great coffee and an excellent brunch.
The Ottolenghi in Islington is a reliable place for salads and delicious pastries.
Farm Girl Cafe
You’ll want to make fun of Farm Girl’s macadamia butter, but you’ll also probably like it. Head to this Notting Hill spot for a quick, healthy meal.
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El Inca Plebeyo
El Inca Plebeyo serves Ecuadorian food in a simple space that’s covered in colourful paintings, tiles, and tablecloths. Be sure to get the hornado.
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