CoffeeWorks serves some of the best coffee in London, and this branch also has a sizeable menu of quality food, particularly the salads. Weekdays are easiest for bagging a table, but you’ll still find lots of laptop slaves throughout the day. Like any remotely decent food source in the area, it’s rammed both days of the weekend. In warm weather, get an iced coffee and drink it in the garden.
The CoffeeWorks Project Islington is permanently closed.
More spots in IslingtonSee more
If you’re after a big night out involving The Strokes’ discography, head for The Lexington in Islington.
Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.
Alpino is an old-school caff in Islington that serves enormous breakfasts and lunchtime pastas. And all at crazy low prices.
More Bakery/Cafe spotsSee more
Scooter Caffè is a different kind of coffee shop in Waterloo with a great patio and a light-night dive bar feel.
An upmarket Mayfair café from the people behind one of London’s best fine dining spots, Hideaway is serving seriously excellent food and coffee.
Juliets Quality Foods
A laid-back brunch spot in Tooting, Juliets is lowkey serving some of the best food in London.
Suggested by our writers
Prufrock serves some of the best coffee in London, and it’s also a great place to hang out, do some work, or just see a friend.
The Wet Fish Cafe
Wet Fish is a posh neighbourhood cafe in Hampstead serving food that’s way better than you’d expect.
If you’re in Islington, use Appestat as a place to get some work done during the week. The coffee is good, and the food selection doesn’t hurt, either
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more