Best brunches in Finsbury Park and Stroud Green

Insider guide exclusively created for guests at Green Rooms art hotel in Wood Green by London local Esme Verity

Londoners love nothing more than to brunch. In this guide, Esme shares the best places for a good brunch in the North London neighbourhood of Finsbury Park, from a full English breakfast to deliciously cheesy sourdough toasties and indulgent fluffy pancakes.

Blighty Café

35-37 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 2JF, UK

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Try the excellent English Breakfast at Blighty Café

Brunch at the original Blighty Café is hard to beat. Founder Chris serves the classic English Breakfast, but with a twist, proudly offering locally sourced eggs cooked in the Lincolnshire, Shropshire or Wiltshire style. Choose between their impressive range of British themed coffees including the Oranciois (Terry’s chocolate orange in a cup) or the Winston latte (a latte with a shot of baileys) to wash it all down.

Insider tip: Why not try their Tottenham based second venue, Blighty India Café for an extra dollop of fun.

The Front Room Café

158 Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, London N4 3AD, UK

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Front Room Café

Tucked away behind busy Stroud Green Road, The Front Room Café is one of Finsbury Parks best kept secrets. Loved by locals, the brunch menu includes indulgent slabs of toasted sourdough topped with scrambled eggs, eggs benedict with their special home made hollandaise sauce and fluffy pancakes for those seeking something sweeter. What’s extra special about this community café is the neighbourhood artwork that adorns the walls.

The Deli at 80

80 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN, UK

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From porridge to sandwiches, The Deli serves wholesome breakfast staples

You’d be hard pressed to find a more charming café then the Deli at 80. They serve a rather indulgent yet reasonably healthy lunchtime menu spanning delicious porridge topped with fresh bananas to a classic cheese board. This Deli, as you may have already guessed by its name also serves as a deli, where you can find locally sourced produce from honey to British made cheese.

Insider tip: The Deli holds regular events in the evening, to be enjoyed with a glass of wine in hand.

Common Ground

49 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EF, UK

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What breakfast would be complete without a serious cup of coffee?

New to the neighbourhood, Common Ground is an undiscovered gem in the middle of this crowded city. The brunch menu alone makes it worth a visit with highlights including sourdough toasties and a fresh fruit salad with toasted coconut. All this served alongside truly great coffee or a glass of the freshest orange juice in town.

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47 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0HU, UK

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Pasta making masterclass with a chef and artisan pasta maker

Upcoming dates: 15th Jan, 22nd Jan, 5th Feb and 6th Feb

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: This experience is extremely popular and sells out fast

You’ll be poured a glass of great Italian wine while Cook Eat Discover’s Oli, a trained chef and artisan pasta maker, takes you through all the essentials you need to make amazing pasta - a skill for life that will both impress and satisfy your family and dinner guests!

The intimate two hour workshop will teach you how to make pasta dough, cut pasta (tagliatelle etc), basic pasta shapes (farfalle), and filled pasta (ravioli).

You will be treated to crostini, olives and wine, and all equipment and ingredients is provided. All you need to do is just show up and enjoy yourself. At the end of the night you will have your very own handmade pasta to take home with you.

Please note that, as this is a group experience, there is a minimum number of participants needed to join this class to make it happen. In the unlikely event that we do not get the minimum group size, you will be notified at least 24 hours before your experience date and the amount you paid for your ticket will be refunded to you in full.