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Fast Break - Workers Cafe

172 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RG, England
+44 20 7688 2965
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
“mash” (3 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
172 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RG, England
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The size of the breakfast seems to have gotten smaller also their sausages are very poor quality and the amount of bacon has definitely gotten smaller. It seems to be very difficult to find a decent breakfast these days. Don't get your hopes up it's...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 185scott
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Always a good breakfast here, before and after the makeover. This time poor- eggs benedict looking unappealing on stale over-toasted bun, sausage filled with cardboard, over-ripe tomato. Still safe for bacon, nice crispy hash brown and fresh juices!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeremy968
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The portions here are huge, delicious and wholesome, and at the most reasonable prices you'll find in Islington. A must for breakfast!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Archie C
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Such amazing value, so cheap and you get so much food, and it is all delicious. Staff are fantastic too. THanks!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Emily I
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Not been in here for ages but came with friends and there was a table outside in the shade. The menu is substantial and varied with breakfast, main meals and snacks including Turkish dishes. I had a roast lamb dinner which had loads of meat,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This place is AMAZING. The food is so cheap and so good, they're very generous with portions. Best place for a fast, cheap and delicious breakfast in Islington

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Sheilagh A
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This Sunday I went to Workers Cafe for the third time in the last couple of months. Previously, I had found it to be cosy and relaxing and the menu to cover the perfect cooked breakfast, the food to be warm and tasty, service was...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LitteMissSunshine
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

What a lovely and friendly cafe. You can tell it's a good cafe as they are always busy. I had the cod chips peas and Coleslaw. All I can say is wow, the chips and fish were not greasy at all, my husband had the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Nicebuns74
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

What a great find this place was. A nice friendly non fancy cafe where you can get a good meal or snack at reasonable prices with lovely service. A good selection to tempt any appetite on the menu. Went for the 3 sausages with mash,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 207alanr
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We stopped off here after a run and the English breakfasts were most welcome. There is a variety of choices and it was a choice for me between bubble n squeak and black pudding (black pudding won!). Coffee was also good which is a plus...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Chris A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7688 2965
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Traditional breakfast cafe, We are serving good quality of British food, freshly brewed London roasted coffee. We also serve continental breakfast, Jacket potatoes, Burgers, Salads and many more.
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