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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Salvation for Old Street’s Cafes

A new café in Old Street opened a couple of months ago to keep it’s sister café, Lantana (of Fitzrovia fame) company in the east. And it retains the essence of what Lantana is all about – colourful, tasty food, great coffee and Aussie service with a smile – with a more airy, modern feel….

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Trade School, London

When you see a website that advertises a workshop named “How to make a Victorian tunnel book” in an urban shop that grows its own lettuce and has chicken on the roof, you say yes! And then you go one Thursday evening to the Farm:shop on Dalston lane to find out what the what a…

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FARM:shop – Eat, drink, grow, work, play.

Where: 20 Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 When: Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm Website: http://farmlondon.weebly.com/index.html When you hear the words ‘local’, ‘organically produced’ ‘farm produce’, deepest, darkest. Dalston doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But if you take one derelict building and convert the space carefully into an experiment of urban farming proportions, you’ll be surprised…

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