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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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    Quiet eating :: Toconoco

    Sometimes, I feel so very tired when people hear I love Japanese food and they say “I love sushi too!” Maybe in the same way, if I heard someone say that they love French food, I should say “I love croissants too!” I just feel maybe unjustifiably aggrieved by this seemingly broad generalization and think it is my purpose in life to educate people further given my eating adventures in Japan.
    So, when I heard on the very reliable world wide web that there was a great Japanese cafe in my neighborhood, I had to try. Although my first attempt to go here was disastrously cut short by an unforeseeable and altogether...
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  • Address: Unit A, 28 Hertford Road, London N1 5QT
  • Telephone: 020 7249 8394
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm Sat-Sun 9.30am-6pm

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