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The best brunch spots in North London


Discover where to find the best brunch spots in North London, right now. No longer a New York thing, the city’s brunch scene has been quietly flourishing and bestowing Londoners with an eclectic assortment of options.

1. Porte Noire

It’s a good thing we’re not the name-dropping kind because if we were, we would totally tell you that Porte Noire is the favourite wine house for the Hollywood actor Idris Elba. Here, the brunch menu is a selection of exquisitely prepared dishes like Italian steak tartare, duck terrine with figs and foie gras, paired with an impressive wine collection.

2. Common Ground

A short walk from Finsbury Park, Common Ground is a relaxed cafe serving fresh, globally inspired food, pastries and bakes. Brunch here is a beautiful alfresco experience as the plant-filled terrace provides an escape from the bustle of the city.

3. Ottolenghi

Across the street from the Almeida Theatre, you’ll easily spot Ottolenghi by the impressive cake display which adorns the front window. Here the flavours are a combination of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean.

4. Shakespeare Coffee and Bistro

The menu at Shakespeare Coffee and Bistro is a celebration of recipes from around the world. From the New York Brunch to Canadian Breakfast, there’s something here for even the fussiest of eaters.

5. Ginger and White

Ginger and White is a British bakery serving up the finest artisan coffee and homemade food. Here the ingredients are sourced directly from farmers and suppliers.

6. La Fenice

Reserve your spot at this independent family owned Italian restaurant. La Fenice creates the most delicious and authentic Italian dishes that sends you on a journey through Italy. And also the staff are super friendly and the setting is stunning.

7. Kipferl

Indulge in the most decadent and scrumptious Austrian cakes at Kipferl. The brunch menu is as equally delicious, think organic mountain cheese omlette and French toast holzhacker, all accompanied with an assortment of delectable Viennese cakes and pasteries. And they also have the widest selection of Austrian wines in the UK.