Ask anyone in Islington where they go for brunch, and you’re almost sure to hear about Sunday. This is one of the hottest places in Barnsbury, a breakfast/brunch/lunch place that’s always packed out at weekends – and sometimes even during the week. It’s worth queuing, even in the rain, for consistently well-executed standard dishes and a few more out-of-the-ordinary ones. The pancakes are some of Islington’s fluffiest. Eggs benedict is awesome. Just be patient.
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Earl of Essex
With twenty brews on tap daily, Earl of Essex is a beer lover’s heaven. Come with friends, and don’t forget to order a basket of cheese fries.
Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
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Princi is an Italian bakery and restaurant in Soho that’s good for pretty much anything. Hit it for a plate of cheap pasta or aperitivo with a friend.
Roni’s Bagel Bakery
Roni’s is a local favourite thanks to its tasty bagels, homely chicken soup, and freshly baked pastries.
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El Inca Plebeyo
El Inca Plebeyo serves Ecuadorian food in a simple space that’s covered in colourful paintings, tiles, and tablecloths. Be sure to get the hornado.
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