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.
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Smokehouse in Islington serves some of the best meats in London. Make sure to go for the lamb shoulder. And wash it down with a beer.
Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
For one of the best breakfasts/brunches in Islington, head to Sunday. The eggs benedict is worth the long queue.
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Ozone Coffee Roasters
Ozone in Shoreditch is best known as one of London’s best coffee spots, but their non-stop food offerings make them a restaurant in our book.
The Breakfast Club London Bridge
The Breakfast Club, unsurprisingly, does excellent all-day breakfasts.
The Tabernacle is the place for a hang in Notting Hill. Go here for a casual, simple meal.
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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 Coffeeworks Project Southwark
Coffeeworks has the best coffee close to Southwark Station, as well as fast wi-fi and plenty of space to work and hang out.
The Wet Fish Cafe
Wet Fish is a posh neighbourhood cafe in Hampstead serving food that's way better than you'd expect.
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