Ewan (hoshuteki) wrote in londonbreakfast,

Gate, Stoke Newington, N16

Well, I took the day off work today and did a walking tour of Stoke Newington, eventually fetching up at the very southern borders of both Stokey and the London Borough of Hackney, which happens to be at Newington Green.

This is a gentrifying area. You can tell because there's not only a children's toy shop, but a children's party venue opposite this very bar/cafe. There's also a patisserie nearby which I was almost tempted by, but no: fry-up it is and so I ventured into The Gate. It appears to be a bar by evening, but by day a cafe.

It was none too busy, a few tables occupied, but service was friendly and I was asked to take a seat while my vegetarian breakfast was being prepared.

Gate, Stoke Newington, London

Turns out, when it arrived, that I hadn't noticed the great lack at the heart of it, which is the absence of egg. I don't even know if this was intentional: perhaps it's for health reasons? Well, anyway, at least there were still beans, as well as a perfectly fine veggie sausage.

Mushrooms were better than average, with a sliced, grilled buffalo tomato hovering on the edge, trying to just add a bit of flavourless colour like any reasonable tomato does. Well, no, I like tomato, but it's not the most exciting part of breakfast, is it?

Still, on the whole, perfectly fine. I had a coffee too, which was pretty decent, and all up £5.50, so not too expensive either.

Address: 11 Albion Road, N16 9PX.
Tags: n16, stoke newington, vegetarian breakfast
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