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Workers Cafe

172 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RG, England
+44 20 7226 3973
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
172 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RG, England
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I've walked past this cafe many times & always wanted to give it a try. Today was perfect after a visit to the Almeida Theatre for morning tickets. The food was good and the service was friendly enough if a little slow. I had The...More

Thank kayyau
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices, will go again. They do a great breakfast and will accommodate your needs

Thank chrisv72017
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very good service the food is delicious and not expensive. I enjoyed the 3 ice creams. Liver and bacon very good and I had cod and chips with peas and salad.

Thank John W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Having frequented a huge number of north londons cafes I can say this was one of my least favourite. Located on upper street one does of course expect to pay a bit more but in return I equally expect excellent service and good food. The...More

Thank Danny J
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We had a job in Islington this week and frequented this place for breakfast. The food and service was great but the ladies toilets need a clean. We went there two days in a row and realised that the ladies toilet never gets cleaned. Says...More

Thank Mukuma
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a wide variety and a cheap feed, then this is a great place to go. This place is not fancy, however they have a lot of options to choose from (burgers, pies, curries ect) and are very reasonably priced. I...More

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A sign on the Fascia says that this Cafe has been open since 1986. Lucky Workers who have benefitted. This was our first visit so it has taken us a while but it will surely not be our last. With the Almeida Theatre nearby and...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Delicious burger! The best vegan burger I have had in while. Excellent value. Very accomadating to all of my special requests. This place is a real gem.

Thank RebeccaHarveyNZ
Reviewed 25 December 2016

9 notes is a lot to pay for breakfast so I would advise all and sundry to go to the hope workers caff which is a five minute walk from here, the works for 4 quid

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had a mince and onion pie with chips and peas. Couldn't eat half the pie as it was rock solid (over microwaved) Complained to the waitress who went away and came back with.......the bill. No discount! No apology! No explanation! It didn't help that we...More

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Mustafa E, Owner at Workers Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

We do apoligise for the bad experience that you had, please come back and give us another chance to cover our mistake, as we are always trying to give best service. I ensure you will have best experience on your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 3973
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