It turned out all these places were food and drink related so I thought why not write a post all about them? Simon and I are big foodies so I'd like to think we have good taste, I hope that if you live near Hackney you will visit these cafes / pubs soon.
After a twenty minute walk to London Fields we found ourselves at Violet Bakery. It was such a hot day and luckily the very lovely lady behind the counter set up a table for us outside. It was difficult to decide what to eat as they were preparing a huge batch of caramel as well as Hazelnut meringues with vanilla roasted apricots. I've been a few times before and always love the dark chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel icing, so I went for one of those. Simon got one of the delicious blondies.
The last stop of the day was our favourite pub The Railway Tavern. Its rare to find a place to drink in london that is beautifully decorated and also has Countryside pub atmosphere. Basically the Railway Tavern is a proper pub. The true charm of this place is highlighted by the fact that it is located on a quiet residential street somewhere between Dalston and Islington. The inside is tastefully decorated with Mid Century tube signage and posters and the seating is subtly upholstered with fabric used on the underground. They have a great selection of ales and ciders which change quite regularly.
I hope you enjoyed my mini food and drink guide, and make sure to visit them all soon!