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Haggerston Espresso Rooms or HER as it also likes to be known (naff we know!) is a mismatch of vintage furniture which feels like a cross between your school assembly and Nana’s front room. Then again this is East London so probably to be expected.

HER has quite the reputation for its ‘Sexy Toast’ and never ones to back away from something named sexy we thought we’d give it a try. Thick cut, freshly made the bread comes smothered in cream cheese, honey and cinnamon, and we were surprised by just how sexy good it is. We also tried the home made banana bread, another of HER’s specialities, which comes served warm and laced with butter – defo’ not one for the weight watchers amongst us.

Drinks wise the menu is pretty standard although they do offer the newly in vogue matcha green tea. Heads up it doesn’t look amazing but it’s great news on the antioxidants which will definitely come in handy after a heavy Friday night slinking around the nearby Haggerston Pub.

All in all a great little place to catch up with friends whist chilling out on a sofa (those a bit low on the friend front should probably just take the Mac and use the free WiFi). Friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere, a small library and reasonably priced ACE food all combine to make HER worth a visit.

Haggerston Espresso Room, 13 Downham Rd, Hackney, N15