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East sits at the top of Hoxton Street and is a welcome breath of fresh air in the rather drab, though improving strip. Started by three friends Embassy East serves up coffee, a small selection of home cooked food and sweets treats with the emphases on home baking among your standard coffee shop beverages. They are taking coffee back to basics and serve it black, white or filter in 4, 6 or 8oz.

Inside you will find a few tables in the simple room with the menu printed on the wall and open kitchen counter. It’s informal, relaxed and trendy. If you don’t get a table you can sit at the bench by the window and people watch – there are some serious characters go past these windows, we can tell you!

The breakfast tea we had, served in a tea pot was quite a brew, just that morning we had to endure a piss week cuppa so we were over the moon. There were some rather tasty looking caramel slices on the counter too, only a quid each and poached eggs with sour dough comes in at £4.50. Just be careful of the breakfast add ons mind, the next thing you know you’ve clocked up a £12 Full English. Decent coffee in the land of instant…we’ll be back.

Embassy East, 285 Hoxton Street N1 5JX