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Autumn Yard - CLOSED

Restaurants, Mediterranean Hackney
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Autumn Yard, press 2017
© Noémie Grillard

Time Out says

An all-day eatery in Hackney Downs promising breakfast, lunch and brunch.

Please note, Autumn Yard has now closed. Time Out Food editors, October 2018. 

Amble down to Autumn Yard during the week and you’ll be met by dog walkers and health food buffs. Fast forward to the weekend and the brunchers descend, the soundtrack livens up, and this café-bar-store near Hackney Downs Studios slides into action.

The warehouse floor is decked out with clever, dark furnishings and a wildly distracting open-plan kitchen. Long tables covered in cocktails are complemented by cosy corner enclaves – perfect for couples or coffee. A bar and shop sit at the entrance and an outdoor terrace will be great for beers come summer. There’s something for everyone. In fact, you could come here and have any experience you wanted. Bring your mum, bring a date, bring your dog, bring them all.

While the space is all-encompassing, the dishes – many of which are veggie or vegan – are surprisingly detailed. Healthy weekend classics come with lovely twists, like beans on toast upgraded to a smoky cannellini stew piled high on garlic-smothered sourdough, or a sweet potato hash flaked with juicy ham hock and crisscrossed with an intense hollandaise sauce. Both were delicious and satisfying, just like brunch should be. Zingy juices hit the spot too and, although we didn’t venture down the drinks menu, the vegan wines looked tempting in the way that alcohol always does on Sunday.

So, yes, booze is an option, as are healthy veggie sandwiches, bottomless brunches, vegan cupboard essentials, cakes – there clearly isn’t a particular focus, but the all-in approach works. Give them a couple more months and Autumn Yard will no doubt be famed as a self-assured, all-day destination where you’re guaranteed a good time whatever you’re after.

Autumn Yard - CLOSED says
Enjoy some delicious and healthy food in a chilled out yet vibrant atmosphere, in the creative district of Hackney.

Our customers' well-being is our main priority, and a range of vegan and vegetarian options are available in each of our menus.

We are open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner.

By: Phoebe Trimingham



Address: 17 Amhurst Terrace
E8 2BT
Transport: Rectory Rd Overground
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Users say (2)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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I came here over the summer after the vegan fair adjacent and was quite happy with the veggie burger I got at the time: juicy and full of flavour. The menu has now been changed for winter and it’s less appealing IMO. I got the sweet corn fritters with avo and chili sauce and whilst this place gets thumbs up for the amount of avo, the fritters are tasty but not amazing. Perfectly edible and filling but nothing to rave about. I’ll return here again in the summer.

For once, healthy food is not boring but tasty and filling! The selection of gluten-free cakes is awesome, and coffee is the best. There is also a store where you can buy seasonal products, and my favourite avocados!

Went a few times for dinner as well and had a wonderful time. The staff is always really nice and the food is delicious. 

True gem in Hackney!

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