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A sign behind the counter claims that unattended children will be given an espresso and a free kitten, but of course little ones are positively welcomed here – a chesterfield in the corner is surrounded by toys and books. Leaflets for kids’ classes and a trippy selection of holistic sessions in the Yard rooms out the back underline Gracelands’ easy-going vibe. A lively kitchen behind a glass-fronted servery produces some cut-above dishes – fiery jerk chicken with robust sides of rice and peas and coleslaw, oven-roast omelettes – though many opt for salads.

There’s also a good range of children’s meals, including a pasta swamped with rich cheese sauce; and we were pleased to see Caravan coffee and Camden Town Brewery bottled ale. Curious, then, that the range of cakes, pastries and juices is so scant. First-timers might find the mix of counter and table service awkward – customers are expected to get their cutlery and glasses from the stock by the kitchen.



Venue name: Gracelands
Address: 118 College Road
NW10 5HD
Opening hours: Open 8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-4.30pm Sat; 9.30am-3.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Kensal Green
Price: Main courses £7-£13
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Wonderful food and atmosphere created by the staff and owners - a special local

Apart from the food being delicious (give me one of those quiches and salads any time!) the staff and owners are wonderful and they have kids food so we can all eat together. Love it.

They are so friendly, love the kids, there are toys for the kids so parents can relax for a bit and they serve amazing coffee and food. And they have wine.

Have lived in Kensal rise for three years and have set up camp in Gracelands. The community feel, love of fresh food coffee and chat made us feel instantly part of the area on moving day. keep your ears open for their supper clubs!!

We went for lunch today and really enjoyed it. Good food and service. Would recommend it to everyone.

Best local cafe in Kensal Rise. The sandwiches are so tasteful-they no longer come with side salad tho. Highly recommend to everyone.

unpretentious,friendly ,welcoming staff ,fresh produce. what else do we need ?! well... more places like them to serve great food at a decent price

This place is simply awesome if you have small children (of which I have 3) and great even if you don't!