Dreyfus’ – Clapton Square

Nesting on the corner of Clapton Square, Dreyfus’ café opened at the tail end of 2012 serving as a paper-reading, bun-eating, brunchy-breakfasty café in the heart of Hackney. Up front, the best thing about Dreyfus’ is that you can order eggs Florentine or Benedict or Royal (flozzy / benny / rozza as the aussies would…

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Eastern Culture: Folly for a Flyover

http://www.follyforaflyover.co.uk   “Hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials, the Folly draws influence from the surrounding red-brick buildings of Hackney Wick, posing as an imaginary piece of the area’s past, a building trapped under the motorway.” This pop-up venue is situated on the banks of the canal in Hackney Wick, to show films, performances and…

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Coffee and Antiquity

Just by the Hackney crossroads, opposite Metropolis strip club, Hurwundeki cafe / stands out from the greasy spoons of Bethnal Green. The pumpkin carriage in the front promises a playful pit stop for those who like to sit amongst old bric-a-brac and antiques, overpriced organic foods for sale and the odd horned skull to eat home-made cakes and lunch or just have a cup…

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