Embassy East, Hoxton
Embassy East is in my opinion the best cafe in the area. Run by Tommy, Lehi and Chris (Chris wasn’t there when I took the photos), they source everything more or less locally with bread coming from the e5 Bakehouse, Smoked Salmon (the Alaskan kind) from Stoke Newington and coffee from Clerkenwell. It’s a great little place slightly off the beaten track with the guys clocking up over 30 years of barrista experience between them, so for those that care about these things you will get a great coffee here. The food is delicious and I like knowing it’s all from nearby, turning a profit isn’t at the top of their list. They have done everything themselves with only a little bit of help here and there, nailing some quirky design tricks giving the place a really nice atmosphere.