It’s just too easy to go to Starbucks. The drinks range is so large that it’s impossible to NOT like something, there is a choice of snacks to suit your mood, the Wi-Fi is free, and last but not least, they are EVERYWHERE.
But what do you do if you live in an area without a Starbucks?! Yes, such areas do still exist and Stoke Newington is one of them. Well fret not, ‘No Starbucks’ doesn’t equal ‘no coffee’ in Stoke Newington. Nothing of the sort. Instead, N16 offers such an abundance of coffee shops, tea rooms and cafes that making a coffee decision usually requires a flip chart and a lie down.
Fred & Fran is one of the abundance. Found on a quiet residential road, a minute away from Stoke Newington Church Street, Fred & Fran is a small, simply decorated and cosy ‘Artisan Coffee House’, serving, as well as Square Mile coffee, a good selection of drinks, homemade sandwiches and cakes. As well as a wealth of natural daylight, and help-yourself water in retro milk bottles, Fred & Fran boasts the friendliest staff this side of the Thames.
If you’re in the area and craving some caffeine, head to Fred & Fran. The chocolate, mandarin and almond cake is worth the trip to N16 on its own.
: 55 Kynaston Road, London N16 0EB