Age: Less than one. In fact, it only opened earlier this year.
Where exactly is it? Just down from Baker’s Arms on Lea Bridge Road – and on the corner of Bromley Road. Geddit?
So what goes on there? It’s a surprisingly peaceful spot, given the hectic urban location. Step inside the airy industrial-style interior into a sea of pale wood tables and chairs on polished floors, with open kitchen at the rear. We opted for the counter overlooking the thoroughfare for maximum people-watching through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
What should I eat? It specialises in respectable Dalston institution Allpress coffee – a very shiny La Marzocco machine is perched on the panelled counter – to pair with a whole counter of tempting sweet treats. There are also the usual tasty brunch and lunch options, as well as shakshuka, crispy roti and rolled omelettes. We scoffed layers of umami-packed salt beef with mature cheddar and crunchy gherkins on sourdough ciabatta, served with a colourful and health-giving raw red cabbage salad (£5.90, eat-in price).
Who goes there? A local mix of solo headphoned laptop wielders, mums-with-buggies, lunching singletons on their work breaks and older members of the community sipping lattes.
And what do I drink? A fridge brims with all manner of on-trend juices, kombucha this and that, as well as ginger shots and the ilk. Or just wake yourself up with a double shot of smooth espresso.
Do say: ‘A surprising – and much needed – oasis on Lea Bridge Road.’
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