A lot of Islingtonians come to Kipferl to soothe a hangover, and they’ve come to the right place. This hearty Austrian cooking is perfect for the fragile-headed, as long as you don’t try to order the two best dishes by name: Bauernfruehstueck, the Austrian equivalent of a Full English (just point), and the Bergkäse omelette (blink twice). The menus go right through to dinner, but for us, this is more of a daytime place. Jammed at weekends, it’s a good choice for a weekday lunch (daily soups are great) or afternoon break. Please eat cake with your kleiner brauner (Austria’s version of a flat white).
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