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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Coffee Shop
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“Really cool atmosphere, and is perfect for brunch or lunch, with a separate playroom at the back for kids. Have a coffee with the knowledge that your little ones have plenty to amuse themselves with, plus there are good baby changing facilities. There is also a small garden/courtyard out the back with some tables.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great pub, dog friendly too :)! Take some playing cards and games to enjoy a relaxing time to chill. Monday evening quiz nights too.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Recently refurbished, this excellent coffee shop also does delicious food, like eggs Benedict. A great cafe to work in, too. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Organic and veggie dishes and art exhibitions in chalet-style, dog-friendly cafe set amid woodlands.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“A local tearoom with London-wide appeal, High Tea of Highgate sets itself apart from other local spots by virtue of its nostalgic charm. Crockery and cute kitchen knick-knacks are for sale and waitresses bustle around with pots of tea and healthy portions of British bakes. There’s no set afternoon tea menu, but you can piece together your own (apart from the sandwiches) with scones, chocolate buttercream sponge, lemon drizzle or lavender cake among those on the menu. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely indie cafe, great for book lovers and for working at your laptop :) 5 mins walk.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Good local place for cooked breakfast. Medium-priced cooked breakfasts and a favourite with locals from Dartmouth Park”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theatre
“Lovely local theatre that provides a range of eclectic performances including circus acts, ballet and more”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“A rustic Mediterranean restaurant open from 7am! Grab breakfast in the morning and more traditional Middle-Eastern fare in the evening. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Local bakery within 10 minute walk, open 7 days (0730-1830 weekdays; 0800-1900 weekends). Great baguettes and freshly baked bread. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Great for sitting outside in the sun, watching the world go by. Good coffee and breakfast, and Turkish dishes for lunch. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice place for a coffee or for a light snack. French style brasserie. Very child friendly.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Run by the same family for over 30 years.It is a place full of good home cooking(Italian mainly) at a reasonable price.The atmosphere is buzzing full of local people,dogs,families.It is everyone's stop off.It is the people's choice as recently they won a campaign to stop it's replacement of a corporate chain restaurant.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Relaxed cafe in the park with a terrace bordered by flowering plants and trees.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“20 min walk through Highgate Village: Super-local, diner-y, homey feel (maybe because it always smells like fresh cooked breakfast?) Super friendly staff, always packed on weekend mornings. Little shop on a *corner*”
  • 4 locals recommend