Dalston Lane Cafe

4 out of 5 Based on 6 reviews

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Dalston Lane Cafe

170C Dalston Lane
E8 1NG
+44 (0)20 7254 4704
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Hackney Downs, National Railway


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4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Dalston Lane Cafe

5.0 out of 5 6 March 2011
by totallgone_com

Greasy spoon - without the grease. Or rather, less of, and higher quality produce.

Ostensibly a typical East End caff, a couple of items on the menu - halloumi cheese, maple syrup, Tunnock's Caramel Wafers, for example - suggest a somewhat alternative sensibility. Standard fare - a selection of breakfasts, sandwiches, omelettes etc. is on offer, as is a laid-back, friendly atmosphere....more

3.0 out of 5 5 March 2011
by Tristan J.

It looks like any old cafe from the outside but look closer. Yes, those are all trendy Dalstonites sitting inside or young mum's meeting for coffee.

The food is cheap but not amazing, it is however far superior to most greasy spoons and qualifies, along with Mess Cafe down the road, as another 'posh spoon' and place to get breakfast in the area.more

5.0 out of 5 16 January 2011
by reptkeu

No shabby-chichi-frill, it's a simple yet authentic place where great food is served gently and quickly.more

4.0 out of 5 20 June 2010
by D M.

This is a very nice cafe, although it gets very busy at the weekends and I'm not sure the staff are well equipped to deal with this. I feel bad saying that though as they are lovely and serve possibly the best full english I have ever had. The food is not too greasy and no chips on offer. I would also recommend the cornbeef hash with egg, or bacon and cheese sandwich.more

4.0 out of 5 10 November 2008
by Leanne W.

Run by the guys who used to run Bistroteque, this is a cafe that from the outside looks like your run of the mill greasy spoon, but one look at the dishes on offer you can tell that this is no crappy greasy spoon. They do a bloody good vegetarian breakfast, I'm told that their corned beef hash is amazing (just the fact they have this on their menu was a source of excitement to meat eating...more