Café Z Bar

Restaurants, Turkish Stoke Newington
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Café Z Bar
‘One neither desires coffee nor a coffeehouse. One desires to talk with others, coffee is merely an excuse.’ So proclaims the Turkish proverb that adorns the wall of this homely café-cum-restaurant. With its unassuming bare wooden tables, local art and scattering of flyers, it’s certainly a cosy place for a lazy chat. The meze are standard but good value, the muhamara (a spicy, nutty dip of finely chopped walnuts and green peppers with onion and cinnamon) being particularly tasty. Mains of coban kavurma (diced lamb and chicken stir-fried with peppers, onion, mushrooms and Turkish herbs), and mixed kebabs (chicken shish, lamb shish and meatballs with rice) got the job done, as did the easy-drinking house red.


Venue name: Café Z Bar
Address: 58 Stoke Newington High Street
N16 7PB
Opening hours: Meals served 9am-10pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Stoke Newington rail/73, 149, 243 bus
Price: Main courses £5-£7.50. Set lunch £6.95 2 courses incl soft drink.
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3.8 / 5

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Jo Gowans

I used to come here as a student for the reasonably priced and generously portioned breakfasts - and still return from time to time. The service has always been hit and miss and that much hasn't changed - nor has it's popularity - expect to queue and in turn have hungry customers gazing at your plates. Their veggie breakfast is still delicious, and they do let you switch out any items you don't like. 

Onur G

Went there 2times with the 1st one being very dissapointed experience i though ill give them a another try but 2nd experience was worst than the first one. It was 3of us ordered at the same time but all the food came at different time with 10minutes between them so while i was eating my friend had to watch me and same for me. We tryed to explain the situation to the so called manager but she was very rude and very defensive and not understanding at all and her excuse was they were busy. When we said we would not be coming again her response was like she just didnt care which annoyed me more. What a positive start to a day. The food is average nothing special. There are much better places in stoke newington thats for sure.


Lovely ambience and really friendly, efficient staff. Breakfast menu is especially good and pretty reasonably priced. My favourite cafe in Stoke Newington.