There is a select group of people that I trust with food recommendations. When I first came to London, I met a fellow German who sent me a list of the very best coffee and restaurant spots London had to offer. I have tried them all and every single one has made my list of “standard go-to” based on the area I’m in.
If not for their magnificent cakes and pastries, I highly recommend paying Violet Cakes a visit for their lunch menu and coffee. It’s a perfect pit stop location for a nice long walk through Hackney.
I’m not gonna lie, the price is a bit much. But it’s a nice treat.