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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“less than a 5-minute walk on Stoke Newington High Street, nice breakfasts, juices, a couple of tables outside. They also do salads and other bits throughout the day. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Fabulous food at competitive prices in a cosey, low-key eatery nearby - about 3min”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“You can walk through the marshes and down the canal - all the way to Stratford or Hackney”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Walk along the River Lea and watch the barges, rowers and locals go by. Stop here for a coffee and sarnie. Dog friendly.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“interesting vegetarian (mostly vegan) with Palestinian cuisine; music nights and exhibitions; spacious and beautifully designed”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“The best takeaway in the area in my opinion and mighty cheap. They don't deliver but thankfully it's on my doorstep”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“With a name like The Lacy Nook you’d be forgiven for thinking you were visiting a tea room, but in reality this north-east London eatery is much more than that. Away from the main crowds of central Stoke Newington, on Casenove road, walk past the airy coffee shop/bar on the ground floor – complete with wooden floors, exposed brick feature walls and velvet sofas – and head downstairs to the restaurant proper. It’s here that the reason for the quirky name becomes apparent, thanks to the cosy proportions and little lacy doilies placed on every table. The effect, though, is modern rather than twee thanks to a palette of Farrow & Ball-esque pastels and chic details such as marble tabletops.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Very English workman cafe. Great for greasy full English breakfasts especially if you are hungover.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely light lunches, great mezze options and top coffee on villagey stokey church street”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great local coffee/cafe shop run by well known magicians. It gets its name from the owner Rich who is able to twist metal forks with his hands alone, a trick that baffled and impressed world renown spoon bender Uri Gellar. Stop by for a bit if street magic and the best coffee in Stoke Newington. Has a lovely little garden as well.”
  • 1 local recommends