Time Out says
Eclectic breakfasts are served until noon during the week at this friendly, hip and easy-going Stokey coffee house, but the kitchen tweaks its offer for brunch at the weekend. Staples such as bircher muesli, French toast and poached eggs with carrot escabèche, carrot-top pesto and pumpkin-seed salsa are joined by the likes of asparagus with grelot onions, pecans, preserved lemon or roast chicken salad with cucumber, alphonso mango and sesame – both with a soft-boiled egg in the mix. Simple weekday lunches might bring sweetcorn soup with nectarine, curry leaf and crème fraîche ahead of whipped cod’s roe with baby gem, broad beans, buckwheat, trout roe and a soft-boiled egg, plus loquat ice cream for afters. To drink? Juices, coffee from reliable roasters, Postcard teas and house-made softies (beet and rhubarb drinking vinegar, anyone?). Just remember they no longer accept cash (cards only).
55 Kynaston Rd
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Users say (11)
Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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This is not the best cafe' in the neighbourhood, it's the best cafe' in the city. I moved 40 minutes away from Stokey, and still travel to get a coffee and muffin at least once each week, plus a weekend brunch - legendary, epic quality food and coffee.
Friendly, hip neighbourhood coffee shop. Heaving on a weekend. They take their coffee seriously here, but are never po-faced. The food is exceptional, the lunch menu is very much its own thing, and the baked goods are ruinously good.
Annoyingly, most of the reviews/ratings on here aren't even for Esters - there was another cafe on these premises which closed almost two years ago. Anything pre-2014 is for the other place.
Best coffee in Stoke Newington by a long way, plus a creative and original range of brunch dishes (there's usually French toast with seasonal fruit and it's amazing!)
This is without doubt the most chaotic coffee shop in north east London. There are more staff than customers yet I frequently wait for as long as 30 minutes for my coffee to arrive. When it does, it is rarely with an apology or explanation and often cold. The owners find it impossible to manage the number of people who arrive on their premises and frequently ignore them rather than address problems of seating. A coffee at Fred and Fran is sure to get your weekend off to a foul start. It's a Shane, because it had such potential. Unfortunately I think it's going the same way as the a lemon Monkey - first arrogance followed by administration.
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