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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Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.
Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
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The Breakfast Club London Bridge
The Breakfast Club, unsurprisingly, does excellent all-day breakfasts.
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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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