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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Delhi Grill is a fun spot for a cheap group dinner in Islington. Get involved with the whole menu.
For one of the best breakfasts/brunches in Islington, head to Sunday. The eggs benedict is worth the long queue.
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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The Corner House
The Corner House in Shepherds Bush is the kind of bright, trendy cafe that would be popular literally anywhere.
E. Pellicci is an old-school classic in Bethnal Green. It’s warm and welcoming, and if you don’t get a Full English breakfast, you did it wrong.
The Breakfast Club London Bridge
The Breakfast Club, unsurprisingly, does excellent all-day breakfasts.
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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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