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  • 5.0 star rating
    28/3/2014
    2 check-ins

    A small Italian family run cafe/dinner for over 50 years...impressive.! They serve a special menu which changes almost every day (they also do the standard burgers and omelettes). My favourite is the salt beef with gherkin and mustard in a bloomer sandwich...side order of chips.! There breakfasts in my opinion are they best in North London, premium food for normal prices. The staff are really friendly and this explains why the cafe has been in the family for 50 yrs. the venue is filled from floor to ceiling with pictures of great sporting moments I.e football, boxing, F1. If your in the islington area defo give this place a try.

    • Tom B.
    • Portobello, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • 7 friends
    • 32 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    28/6/2013

    I don't really know what else you'd want from a fried breakfast at the weekend. I've had the jumbo a couple of times - great way to set yourself up for the day or get over a hangover. It's cheap, quick and easy.

    The walls are also covered in pictures of late 90s footballers which is a nice touch!

    • Qype User camden…
    • London
    • 18 friends
    • 120 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    27/12/2008

    Nice little family run restaurant in Islington. They do lots of traditional Italian dishes, but I went in for breakfast as they're open early.

    It's a very cozy place and everything was decked out for Christmas (and X-Factor -- they were showing their support for local girl Alexandra). My eggs were good, my bacon not so much, and the bubble had loads of veggies in it. It's a pretty good find for vegetarians as they do a full vegetarian breakfast that might actually be larger than the full English.

    I think what would bring me back, though, is the staff. The restaurant is run by a sweet older Italian lady that is the quintessential Italian grandmother. She was very cheerful and concerned that we enjoyed our food and keen to bring us a second round of everything. I am sorely tempted to go back for dinner. Plus the pastries is in the case looked really nice.

  • 4.0 star rating
    1/2/2013

    Well worth a visit for the breakfast. Basic décor, good service and great breakfast and very nice coffee

  • 4.0 star rating
    8/9/2011
    First to Review

    A rather surprisingly good greasy spoon tucked at the back of chapel street and offering a fantastic menu of breakfast and lunch options. The downside is that the place is a tad small and cramped and the staff can be a bit abrupt. That said i still go there when i want a filling and good value breakfast-check out their eggs benedict and close your eyes for a second and you could imagine you are back in New York Today I'm trying the Alpino chicken salad..and its really delicious! just added a star because the service and the menu has got even better.

    • Qype User timbra…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 3 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    28/2/2010

    This used to be a proper traditional caff until the current owners came in and ripped out all the antique features. Scandalous.

    • Qype User Jackyb…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 7 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    11/8/2011

    Jacky likes this place. Good greasy spoon menu but some nice specials too although the overall menu is a bit lacking. Nice to have fresh sauteed potatoes when u ask coz I'm at war with the frozen chip. Very friendly old Italian couple own the place so Jacky happy!

    • Qype User MrSibl…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 13 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/8/2012

    Ideal breakfast, rolls and snack bar menu. Italian family run business. Best bacon egg roll in townso far.

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