Arancini Brothers Factory Café
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Deep-fried risotto balls are the stars here, but breakfast, sandwiches and great coffee all play their part at this Kentish Town favourite.
What began as a market stall on Brick Lane has now turned into a small chain of venues serving up delightful balls of deep fried risotto rice – arancini. This Kentish Town residence was the first foray into the world of bricks and mortar for founders Dave and Dave, and it’s safe to say it’s more than a one hit wonder.
Rice is slowly cooked with herbs, onions and garlic and then bound together with a vegetable stock and a variety of flavours, like mozzarella, cheddar, parsley and lemon. It’s then rolled in to balls and fried in rice flour until crispy.
But that’s not all, there’s lamb wraps and burgers on the menu as well as salad boxes and stew pots up for grabs. The risotto balls themselves are wheat free and vegetarian. Furthermore, there’s good coffee and a selection of cakes if the mood takes you. Note there’s a little garden eating area at the back of the property.
115 Kentish Town Road
|Transport:||Tube: Kentish Town tube/rail|
|Price:||Main courses £4-£7.95. Meal for two with drinks and service: around £16|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 8am-7pm; Thu-Fri 8am-9.30pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am-9.30pm|
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