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    CAFÉ ALBION

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    Café Albion

    Boundary Hotel, 2-4 Boundary St. (Shoreditch)

    London

    (44) 020-7729-1051 | www.albioncaff.co.uk

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    • CUISINE

      British
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Sun.: 8:00am-12:00am
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; light bite; late-night snack; All-day breakfast
    • RESERVATIONS

      No
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      2008
    • PRICE

      Appetizer: GBP 2-10; Entree: GBP 9-14
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Welsh rabbit; steak and kidney pudding; fruit crumble
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Coffees and teas; British ales; short-and-sweet wine list
    • # OF SEATS

      40
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • TUBE

      Old Street; Liverpool Street
    Cafe Albion

    VIBE

    In an organic-chic, pared-down space (complete with requisite exposed brick walls, bright white paint job, and farmer trestle tables), Albion serves up simple, hearty portions of British "caff" classics. Clever design touches, like the cutlery stacked in retro-trendy Golden Syrup tins, and old-school menu choices give this café a shabby-chic feel.

    CROWD

    Predominantly Shoreditch media types and hipsters, though as Albion’s buzz grows, cool kids and foodies from farther afield are coming to check it out.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Something stylishly comfortable, like favorite jeans and t-shirt with a silk scarf.

    GO HERE WITH

    Friends; yourself

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The food is simple and delicious, and the relaxed, urban-hippie ambiance is pleasantly laidback.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Layout of the space–you have to walk through the small food shop to get to café, which can be annoying if the shop is crowded. Also a bit of a pain: the bathrooms are in the hotel itself and one floor down.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    A shop in the front sells fresh-from-farm veggies and kitchenwares (aprons, cookbooks, jams, etc.). The attached Boundary Hotel is a hotspot, but Albion, while catering to a hip crowd, is markedly relaxed. It’s a good spot for solo dining too, especially if you’re planning to bring a laptop or book and linger. (There’s complimentary Wi-Fi available.)

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Tom’s Deli (London); Daylesford Organic (London)

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