This is a surprising little cafe tucked away from the busy Upper Street and City Road. The cafe has an outdoor courtyard area but to actually get to the indoor cafe, keep climbing the narrow stairs till you reach the top. You may feel like “when are these stairs going to end and is there actually a cafe here!”
The cafe has a unique rustic feel to it with its dark red and wooden decor. It is quite spacious with a big communal table in the centre of the room.
It has a good number of comfy sofas and normal wooden chairs and table. The window seats look over the courtyard area. The cafe was very relaxing and you could imagine staying here for a few hours with a good book.
The food and drinks were reasonably priced. We had the tomato and lentil soup which was served with brown seeded bread and butter. The portion was of a good size. The soup was ok; it wasn’t salty or sweet.
The hot food and the baguettes also looked tasty. The tea can be served by the pot or by the cup and they do soy milk.
This cafe is situated next to the Candid Arts Trust galleries.
Candid Cafe, 3 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NRating: