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23 July 2014
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Market Cafe

2 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

£39.00 Cafes Hackney, Dalston
  • Wine: £16.50
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-11pm (Sat -12M) Sun 10am-10pm

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For his first solo venture since leaving Benugo, café monger extraordinaire Hugo Warner has updated the 1950s’ Italian ‘Formica’ café – where, traditionally, new-fangled European imports such as – gasp! – espresso met working-class pockets. Today’s diners, with their spendthrift ways and seasoned palates, can enjoy a menu that mixes retro British and Italian dishes, from hand-cut tagliatelle with meat sauce (to share) to steak-and-kidney pudding – with prices running at £12-£15 per person for a large portion. An unpretentious vibe and communal dining encourage ‘elbows-on-table eating’, while bright-red booths and Formica tabletops ramp up the nostalgia even further. With its pretty alfresco area and bar serving an admirable selection of European wines plus homemade limoncello – Market Café should appeal to neighbourhood hipsters and shoppers browsing Broadway Market.

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  1. Market Cafe

    2 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ
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    Zoe A.

    Don't bother...

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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 2

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