Sunday

Right in the middle of Cally, queues form up on the street in front of this mini and trendy neighbourhood coffee shop – and not only for its Sunday brunch. After a good half-hour wait, sneak in through the pretty vintage tables under the macramé.

It’s the spot to feast on simple and surprisingly delicious food, under international influence: courgette fritters, haloumi, avocado and poached egg sprinkled with dukkah ; a pile of soft buttermilk pancakes with berry compote and bacon, fig salad with whipped goat’s cheese, Parma ham and polenta… Appreciate it slowly while sipping on a season Square Root soda or a Bloody Sunday, lulled by the jazzy playlist and the percolator playing Caravan caffeinated tunes.

Valentine Benoist

WHEN TO GO

Brunch

TAKEAWAY

The menu
Pastries from the counter

MUST-EAT

Buttermilk pancakes

THE SPOT TO KNOW

The terrace

Breakfast: £2.60-12.50
Mains from 11am: £12-13
Soft drinks: £2.20-4
Cocktails: £4-7.50
Wine: glass from £4.90, bottle from £19.50

Tuesday-Friday 8.30am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Reservation
(not on weekends)

169 Hemingford Road
London N1 1DA

+44 (0)20 7607 3868

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Highbury & Islington
Caledonian Road