Unit A, 28 Hertford Road , London, N1 5QT

  • Toconoco Japanese cafe north London
  • Toconoco Japanese cafe north London

SquareMeal Review of Toconoco

This child-friendly canalside Japanese café (its name translates as ‘kids on the floor’) is one of Islington’s best-kept secrets. Mammas in the know flock here for their fix of Nude coffee, Japanese teas, or special concoctions such as black-sesame lattes, while their children toddle around in the play room. Savoury snacks range from wasabi-laced avocado on toast to miso soup with rice balls, and lunchtime sees a nicely executed set menu. As for dessert, check out the delectable matcha cheesecake or exquisite sesame and salted cherry-blossom shortbread. The venue’s waterside setting – with plenty of wildlife for restless toddlers to watch – plus its simply decorated, light-filled interior and friendly staff all contribute to the pleasant, laid-back vibe. There’s also free Wi-Fi for anyone who happens to have a laptop and time to kill. A hidden gem.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Dalston Kingsland Station 1km

Essex Road Station 1km


Address: Unit A, 28 Hertford Road , London N1 5QT

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm Sat-Sun 9.30am-6pm

Nearby Landmarks

Rosemary Branch Theatre & Public House 609m

Rio Cinema 1km


Telephone: 020 7249 8394


Cuisine: Japanese Cafes

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