Stoke Newington is a hip and trendy part of North London that is a hub for countless cafes and coffee shops. Everything from the most famous chains to small independent cafés can be found within the district.
There's something for people of all tastes, from greasy spoon-style diners to upmarket industrial-style bars and everything in between. As with many London locations, Stoke Newington has a history steeped in arts and culture, and you can find a blend of all things new and old, so whether you're looking for a quick snack or want to settle down for the afternoon, there are plenty of gems to be found around the borough.
The Best Stoke Newington Cafes
The Yellow Warbler
The Yellow Warbler is a quaint café in Stoke Newington that specialises in baked goods and sandwiches. This place is perfect if you're looking for a quick bite to eat, or if you want to take your time over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. The Yellow Warbler has some great food, including delicious cakes and pastries, so you'll definitely want to come here for their lunchtime menu.
Where to find them: 9 Northwold Rd, London N16 7HL
The Muddy Puddle
The Muddy Puddle is an amazing café located near the church at the top end of Stoke Newington High Street, which serves up delicious coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The Muddy Puddle also has some great brunch options and lunch specials, so it's definitely worth popping into if you're looking for something tasty on the go. The best thing about this place is that it's open until 10pm every day, so even if you want something sweet after dinner there's no need to go home first!
Where to find them: 142 Albion Rd, London N16 9PA
The Spence Bakery
The Spence Bakery is another fantastic bakery located just off Stoke Newington Church Street. This place specialises in artisan breads (and other baked goods), which makes it a great choice if you're looking for something sweet.
Where to find them: 161 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UH
Lizzy's On The Green
If you like your cafes on the more casual side then Lizzy’s is perfect for you. It's an unpretentious little place with a relaxed vibe where you can get great coffee and delicious food. The menu features everything from sandwiches to salads and breakfasts – all freshly prepared on site. It's also got a great selection of cakes and sweets, including gluten-free options.
Where to find them: Newington Grn, Newington Green, London N16 9PX
This cafe has just celebrated its fifth birthday so it must be doing something right! Esters has been around since before Stoke Newington became cool, so its longevity is no surprise. They serve up a range of teas, coffees and smoothies as well as serving breakfast, lunch and dinner through the day into the evening (when they open their kitchen). Their homemade cakes are particularly popular with customers – try their chocolate orange slice!
Where to find them: 55 Kynaston Rd, London N16 0EB
The Coal House Cafe
The Coal House has been around since 2009 when it opened up as an artisan bakery selling sourdough breads baked in a wood-fired oven by head chef Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.
Where to find them: Woodberry Wetlands, Lordship Road, London N16 5HQ
Andi's is a locally-run cafe and cocktail bar, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. It has a great vibe with an open kitchen and communal tables – the perfect place for a catch up with friends or family. There is an extensive menu with something for everyone, including gluten free options. Andi's also serves cocktails made from fresh ingredients and homemade syrups.
Where to find them: 176 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0JL
Green Room Cafe & Flower Store
The Green Room is a cute little cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. It's got a lovely atmosphere, with wooden tables and chairs in the main room and smaller tables in the garden at the back. The food here is delicious – try one of their freshly made sandwiches or salads – don't forget to leave room for dessert!
Where to find them: 113 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UD
Petit Coin is a French bistro that specialises in cakes and pastries. You can choose from over fifty different varieties of tartes (French tarts), mille feuilles (thousand leaves) and gâteaux (cakes). They also serve savoury dishes like omelettes and quiches as well as ice cream desserts and coffee drinks too.
Where to find them: 193 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UL
Belle Epoque Patisserie
Belle Epoque has a reputation as one of the best patisseries in Stoke Newington. It's also a great place to pop in for a coffee and cake. The cakes are so good that you'll have trouble choosing between them, but if you're feeling adventurous, try one of their seasonal specials.
Where to find them: 37 Newington Grn, Newington Green, London N16 9PR
The Caffeine Fix
This cafe is located in the heart of Stokey and is definitely worth a visit. The Caffeine Fix serves up great coffee, tea and food . They have an amazing selection of teas and coffees from around the world and are happy to make up your own blend. You can even sit outside in the sunshine on their huge terrace.
Where to find them: 121 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UH
A small but perfectly formed cafe serving great food, wine and beer. Located just off the main strip, Cafe Berry is well worth seeking out if you want somewhere cosy to relax with friends or family.
Where to find them: 47 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 8EL
Drury is a relaxed café, serving tasty food and drinks. They have a great selection of treats, including cakes and other sweet treats, as well as savoury options. Drury also offer a wide range of drinks, including coffee, tea and smoothies.
Where to find them: 158 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7UY
Joice Café is one of the most popular cafés in Stoke Newington. They serve delicious breakfasts and lunches all day long. Joice also serves cakes and desserts, which are worth trying out!
Where to find them: 91 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UL
Retro Organic is an organic café that offers healthy food made from locally sourced ingredients. Retro Organic specialises in vegetarian food but does offer some vegan options too. Retro Organic has plenty of seating inside and outside on their terrace area too so there’s no need to worry about getting a table!
Where to find them: 134 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0JU
If you're looking for a more traditional coffee shop experience, look no further than Sapid Coffee. This Stoke Newington cafe offers a range of different types of coffee and tea, as well as vegan options and plenty of pastries and cakes. It's a great place to go with friends and enjoy a quiet sit-down with a hot drink in your hand.
Where to find them: 168 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0JL
This French-inspired cafe is another good option if you're looking for something more traditional. The cafe serves up delicious homemade sandwiches, salads and other light bites, as well as an excellent selection of pastries and cakes. They also have an extensive selection of teas and coffees if you're in need of a pick-me-up. And if you're feeling peckish before heading out for the day, they also serve breakfast until 11am each day - so you can get your morning off to a good start!
Where to find them: 10 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0LU
Another great place to grab a takeaway cup of coffee or tea while passing through Stoke Newington is The Parlour - a small cafe near Clissold Park that serves up delicious artisanal treats such as homemade granola, quiches and soups among other things.
Where to find them: 167 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UL
Lydia Café is a beautiful café and bakery located on Stoke Newington Church Street. It serves breakfast, lunch, evening meals and drinks all day. It has a stylish interior with an outdoor terrace at the back, which is perfect for enjoying lunch in the summer sunshine. The food is healthy and delicious, with plenty of gluten-free options available.
Where to find them: 123 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UH
The Good Egg
The Good Egg is a small family-run café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a relaxed atmosphere and offers free WiFi to customers who book in advance. The menu offers both vegetarian and vegan options as well as classic English breakfasts cooked to order.
Where to find them: 93 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0AS
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