10 cafés for mums in Islington
Sweet Desserts have branched out from their popular stall on Borough Market to open their first Boulangerie and Patisserie, serving delicious cakes, pastries and desserts. They’re part of the NHS Islington Breastfeeding friendly scheme, so it’s a great place to get together with a group of new mums.
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Giraffe on Upper Street is part of the popular chain, but don’t let that put you off – they’re popular for a reason. Great food for kids and adults alike, from coffee and snacks to full meals. They’re also completely unfazed by large groups, have baby changing facilities and provide highchairs and activity packs.
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Gail’s Artisan Bakery
Gail’s Artisan Bakeryis a shop as well as a café, so you can sit down and relax while you sample their fantastic breads, pastries and cakes made on the premises – then you can buy more to take home! They’re also part of the NHS Islington Breastfeeding welcome scheme.
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The Blue Legume
The Blue Legume aim to make mums of babies and toddlers feel especially welcome. They sell a range of homemade snacks, meals and cakes and a delicious selection of fresh juices, and are part of the NHS Islington Breastfeeding welcome scheme.
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Carluccios on Upper St is excellent for kids, particularly during the day, as the staff really make little ones feel welcome, with crayons and activity packs on the tables, changing facilities and plenty of highchairs. The cakes and coffees are fantastic, and there’s a good kids’ menu too if you want a full meal.
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Macondo on Camden Passage has a great, Latin-inspired atmosphere, and amazing cakes and brownies. They also do a delicious ‘healthy breakfast’, fresh, south-American style lunches and a big selection of coffees. It’s tucked away round the back of Upper Street, and feels like a real escape from the city hustle and bustle.
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Food Lab on Essex Road is half café, half deli. The food is mainly Italian, with pasta, focaccia,l yummy cheeses, breads and salamis, and you can buy it over the counter as well as eating in. Best of all, the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming.
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If you’re a music fan as well as a mum, then this is the café for you! If you like delicious cakes, bagels and coffee too, then you’ll like it even more. With free wi-fi and very friendly and welcoming staff – and a ‘breastfeeding welcome’ sticker in the window – Brill makes you wonder why there aren’t more cafes like this.
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