Franks Canteen 1

86 Highbury Park , London, N5 2XE

07717 683651

Visit Franks Canteen

  • Franks Canteen
  • Franks Canteen
  • Franks Canteen

SquareMeal Review of Franks Canteen

Tucked between kebab shops, Franks’ simple, chic frontage screams at you to enter. Inside, there’s a cosy front-room feel to this daytime café, encouraged by genuinely welcoming staff. Come for great coffee, breakfast and brunch, from a menu featuring fry-up staples of bacon, sausages, beans and black pudding – plus the occasional globally inspired dish. Yes, we spotted sourdough, but there wasn’t an avocado in sight (though these are sometimes available). Nasi goreng with tender pulled pork (flavoured with soy and ginger), together with a glistening fried egg, put the sun into our Sunday. The oozing shakshuka is another favourite, served with tangy labneh, sunflower seeds, buckets of fresh coriander and chunky confit garlic bread. Plates cost around a tenner, but the warming bowls of home-cooked goodness keep you feeling full all day. Add the breakfast gelatos, staff that treat you like mates, and portions to make your grandma proud, and Franks has great claim to be Highbury’s prime brunch spot.

Best Female Chefs Series


In the Year of the Woman, SquareMeal is running a series of interviews with top female chefs. Read here to discover the sense of achievement Monica Galetti feels about owning her first restaurant, what it’s like working with her husband, and the different ways in which Masterchef has changed her life.

Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Arsenal Tube Station 562m

Drayton Park Station 928m


Address: 86 Highbury Park , London N5 2XE

Area: Highbury

Opening times

Wed-Fri 9am-2pm (Fri -2.30pm) Sat 9.15am-3pm Sun 9.45am-2.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Highbury Fields 781m

University of North London - Rocket Complex 1km


Telephone: 07717 683651


Cuisine: British

Food & Drink: