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.
Indian Veg is a no-frills, all-you-can-eat buffet spot in Islington. It’s pretty good, and very cheap.
Sushi Show is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sushi spot on Camden Passage in Islington serving some very decent sushi and donburi bowls.
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The Ottolenghi in Islington is a reliable place for salads and delicious pastries.
Bear + Wolf
Meeting a friend and their kids in Kentish Town? The Bear and Wolf cafe should be top of your list. There’s even a play room at the back.
Don’t let the weather put you off – the ice cream here is really good, and it tastes just as good in the rain as it does in the sunshine.
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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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