Urban Café & Bistro

Bistro, Italian, Mediterranean, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Bistro, Italian, Mediterranean, Modern European
Cool, Cosy, Quiet conversation
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating


Urban Cafe & Bistro is owned by Patrick, a restauranter whose life in hospitality began in 2001 at the Ritz Hotel. Since then, he has worked in an impressive array of hotels and restaurants, many gaining Michelin stars and numerous accolades. The head chef at this joint is Francesco, who says that cooking has always been his passion. The local cafe and bistro is proud to serve dishes that are almost always made from scratch on the premises, from the bread and pasta, to a delicious selection of desserts.

Begin your day with some great breakfast dishes. Choose from the Highbury breakfast with two Cumberland sausages, streaky bacon, two eggs your way, some beans, a salad and homemade toast. Also on the breakfast menu are omelettes, eggs Benedict and Florentine, and Greek yoghurt with granola and berries. At lunch, enjoy a selection of antipasti, some creamy burrata, a rich tomato soup, or smoked salmon salad. For your main, try the classic ribeye steak with roasted potatoes, a beef lasagne or daily pasta dish, or succulent lamb shank. Desserts change each day, as they’re made fresh in house, so you’ll want to take a look at the menu each time you visit.

If you like your wine, you’ll be impressed by the great selection of choice on the wine list, many of which will pair beautifully with your meal.

Getting to the cafe and bistro is pretty easy, as it’s just a few steps away from Highbury and Islington’s station, so wherever you’re travelling from in London, you can be there in no time. You won’t even feel like you’re in the middle of a city at this charming joint.


Is there a dress code?

There is no specific dress code, but we would recommend smart casual

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Is it kid friendly?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome

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Meet the team
Urban Café & Bistro

Patrick Ndreca


Owner Patrick earned his stripes at some of London's most prestigious establishments. He started his career in hospitality at The Ritz in 2001, before moving to the Gherkin where he opened the restaurant and bar. One year later, Patrick made the leap to Galvin at Windows at Hilton, Park Lane, where he helped it to win a Michelin star. By 2010, he'd spent three years at The Lanesborough Hotel where he helped it to gain a second Michelin star. 

Urban Café & Bistro


Head Chef




103 St Paul's Road, Highbury, London, N1 2NA

02045 423 099 02045 423 099


Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-21:00
Tue 08:00-21:00
Wed 08:00-21:00
Thu 08:00-21:00
Fri 09:00-22:30
Sat 09:00-22:30
Sun 09:00-22:30


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