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Boulangerie Bon Matin

Restaurants, French Finsbury Park
5 out of 5 stars
(14user reviews)
Tricia De Courcy Ling

Time Out says

The streets of Finsbury Park feel a little more continental with the scent of Bon Matin’s freshly baked bread and viennoiserie. The comely window display is a little Ottolenghi-esque and, inside, rows of good-looking tarts, sandwiches, mini cheesecakes and quiches provide further invitation. As the name suggests, this café is more of a morning venue, but breakfast is a leisurely affair, served until 4pm, and for lunch there’s a selection of colourful sandwiches (ciabatta, brioche or open) and a daily soup (a pleasingly light lentil and tomato when we dropped by) served with a basket of bread.

Following in the footsteps of its successful sister restaurant in Crouch End, however, there are plans to start serving a Middle Eastern-style lunch menu here too. Bon Matin attracts a friendly bunch: couples leafing through the free newspapers, small groups eating in the sky-lit extension at the back, young families on a weekend cake mission. French toast was incredibly light and fluffy, made with Bon Matin’s own brioche, which really crisped up around the edges. Moist, buttery scrambled eggs and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice made a fine hangover cure.




Address: 178 Tollington Park
N4 3AJ
Transport: Tube: Finsbury Park
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Users say (14)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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A beautiful cafe serving delicious fresh salads, amazing cakes and a lovely breakfast menu. I recommend the Mediterranean breakfast which was a bowl full of poached eggs, garlicky Greek yogurt and rye bread. The smoothies are also refreshing and the coffee good!


French coffeshop quite close to Finsbury Park. Excellent coffee, nice breakfast selection and amazing fresh baked french sweets/patisserie! Prices at normal levels and plenty of space to sit with your friends or with a laptop to work.


Really lovely French coffe/restaurant about 5mn walk from Finsbury park station (Wells Terrace exit).

Everything looks stunning in this shop!

From the pastries on display in the front window to the art pieces on sale hanging on the walls (artist changing regularly, usually paintings or photographies) via the super healthy salad bar, you just want it all!!

The prices are extremely reasonable given the quality of the food and the size of the portions. (Cappuccino for £1.35, choice of 2 salads + 1 main for about £8)

As mentioned in the Time Out review, if you like Ottolenghi, you should appreciate Bon Matin.

Little note though, the croissants and pains au chocolat are good but not as amazing as the rest... It might be time to try something new!!

Lovely staff, great atmosphere, and the best coffee I had in London. I come from Melbourne -AU so I know what a good coffe is :)

We love going to this cafe, sometimes we sit in, sometimes we just take-away some desserts. Most of the time this place is packed, but the owner if he is around is really friendly and attentive. Even the staff are friendly and efficient. We love all their desserts and their coffee is good too. They used to make this decadent chocolate cake which they have discontinued and which we throughly miss!

This is the best place for breakfast, they pancakes are excellent as are the cakes. The owner is so welcoming, not surprising it is harder and harder to get a table at the weekend!

Flies on the very attractive looking cakes in the window, during the summer put me off. A damn shame too.

Fantastic atmosphere, fresh cakes and the best cappuccino ever had. Me and my partner we asked for another 2 cappuccinos to take away with us!

Great food, atmosphere and good value. The orange chocolate cake is immense.

Please rate it down so people don't hear about it and I can have it all to myself mwahahaha.

I went there and it was very nice, very friendly staff! I will go again very soon

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