I have walked past this cafe every day for months, and never gave it a second look until now. Maybe it’s because secretly I’m a snob, or maybe it’s because I have a tendency to judge a cafe based on it’s neighbourhood. Whatever my reasons for not trying this cafe before today, I’ve learnt these two valuable lessons…one, never judge a cafe by it’s neighbourhood and two, stop being such a snob!
From the outside it really doesn’t look like much, but this probably has to do more with the area than the cafe itself. Once inside though, it’s a completely different story. The cafe is very clean and stylish, with both indoor and outdoor seating. There’s also a small lounge area with sofas. A great deal of effort has obviously gone into the decor.
When it comes to choice, the Hamlet menu tops the bill. Whether you simply fancy a light snack, tasty salad or a builders lunch, the menu has it all. But this is me remember, so I ordered burger and chips!!
The staff at Hamlet Cafe are extremely friendly and I didn’t feel pressured into placing my order, though it did take me a while.
Excellent selection of food and beverages, brilliant atmosphere and great staff. If you ever find yourself passing by Hornsey Road, I highly recommend that you take a break at Hamlet Cafe.
Hamlet Cafe, 437 Hornsey Road, Islington, London, N19 4DURating: