14 Oct Pophams Hackney
So long Rawduck, the darling artisanal bakery by Ollie Gold has taken over the brutalist space, a stone away from London Fields. The vibe is still the same – blond wood, concrete and washed linen – with extra ovens and flour bags. Just like in their Islington shop, you can casually pop in for a cup of Ozone coffee and the most beautiful layered pastries (the maple and bacon is an absolute stunner), or this time even for a smoked raclette, schlossberger, and onion jam toastie at lunchtime.
But the real draw here happens in the evenings: gorgeous plates of freshly handmade pasta, courtesy of chef Phil King. Start off with a couple of pretty seasonal pickles in a bagna cauda dip, before moving on to the jazzy ‘nduja scarpinocc, broad beans and parsley, or the taleggio cappelletti with macerated grapes and toasted hazelnuts you’ll want to order twice, nicely escorted by a glass of Mediterranean natural wine.
THE SPOT TO KNOW
Wine: glass from £4.50, bottle from £28
Wednesday-Friday 7.30am-4.30pm and 6-10pm
Saturday-Sunday 8.30am-4.30pm and 6-10pm