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.
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This Middle Eastern supermarket, one of the best food shops in the area, has a café where you can eat an inexpensive lunch of wraps or mixed meze.
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Fields Beneath is a vegan cafe next to Kentish Town West overground that's perfect for a sit down, or a quick bite before jumping on the train.
Knowhere Special is a tiny basement bar in Kentish Town - it's perfect for cocktails and lounging.
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Brunswick East is an all-day Australian café and coffee shop with lovely courtyard seating.
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