TOWPATH CAFE – Brunch Beside The Canal.

August brings another date of The London Food Social and this time we’re headed to a beaut of a brunch spot in East London –  Towpath Cafe. Towpath Cafe is a little gem that sits beside the canal in Haggerston. Of a morning, you’ll be joined by lots of runners, plenty of cyclists and ton… Read More »

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August brings another date of The London Food Social and this time we’re headed to a beaut of a brunch spot in East London –  Towpath Cafe.

Towpath Cafe-1-3 Towpath Cafe-5 Towpath Cafe-1-2Towpath Cafe is a little gem that sits beside the canal in Haggerston. Of a morning, you’ll be joined by lots of runners, plenty of cyclists and ton of other ‘brunchers’ enjoying a leisurely weekend.

We know which one we’re choosing to be of those three.

Towpath Cafe-30Their menu is a bit different to the brunch classics with focus on simple food at its best… (Tomatoes on toast anyone?)

 … and It’s outdoor/indoor set up means it’s perfect for those nicer days in London and is a corker for spending a few hours sipping a coffee and admiring the view (aka people watching).

Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comIf you’re lucky enough to get a seat (yes, it can get pretty busy) you’ll find service is friendly and informal, with the latter not being a bad thing at all. The way it goes is you’ll…

  1. Find a table.
  2. Order at the counter.
  3. Take your own ticket to the kitchen area and await your name to be called.
  4. When it is, stick your hand up and it’ll be brought to your table. A bit like when you’re in Starbucks or Costa.

This way does mean that everything comes at different times in their own relaxed manner; and while this may not suit everyone, it certainly is part of their charm.

Towpath Cafe-9So, for the food …

and remember what we said? Simple food at its best!

Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comNapoli sausage sandwich on some delicious sourdough, with the important question of red sauce or brown?

Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comTowpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comMerinda tomatoes on toast, covered in oil and pepper.  So simple but so good.

Never would it taste like this if you made it at home. Damn you!

Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.com‘Millies’ special being avocado mixed with hard boiled egg and dolloped on sourdough.

A nice spin on it.

Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comTowpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comGranola for a sweeter option, with nuts, oats and berries on top of natural yoghurt.

Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.com Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.com… and an unusual option of ‘İmam bayıldı’. A kind of a stewed, curried aubergine dish served with flatbread.

Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comWe all like a good brunch spot in London and don’t pretend like we don’t.

Towpath is somewhere a bit different than our usual weekend haunts, and while it may not be one for the winter, the idea of being wrapped up next to the canal hugging a tea and eating some toast does sound pretty great.

You kind of forget that spots like this exist in London and we get stuck in the concrete walls of the city. One weekend you have free it’s defo worth making a trip of a morning or afternoon. Not huge portions, not over complicated, but quality choices that are changed up every week. Pretty affordable too with prices ranging between £4.50 – £7.50 a dish.

After you’re finished, walk it off with a stroll up the canal. That’s one day worth getting up early for.

Thanks to Ken, Chris, Michelle, Rahman, Natalie and Emma for coming to The London Food Social. Keep an eye here to find out about the next one.

Towpath Cafe-26Towpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.comTowpath Cafe is a beaut of brunch spot in East London that sits beside the busy but beautiful canal. More on notsobasiclondon.com

Address: 
42 De Beauvoir Cres, London N1 5SB
Nearest Station: Haggerston