Brunch at Blighty Coffee
Finsbury Park

I love the inbetweeny days between Christmas and the new year… It’s my favourite time for holing up in cafes with my favourites (people AND jumpers) and indulging in long leisurely breakfasts, brunches and mugs of steaming coffee

One of my favourite haunts, which I haven’t yet written about, is my local – Blighty Coffee. Chris, the founder of the cafe, wanted to recreate the style and character of coffee houses of times gone by.

During the early 20th century most of London’s ‘coffee houses’ were independent businesses serving black, brewed coffee as opposed to the milky espresso based drinks that are popular today. Coffee houses became community hubs full of interesting characters from all corners of society enjoying their daily social stimulant.

Blighty Coffee sandwiches

Blighty Coffee

Freshly baked croissants

Blighty Coffee

They use home roasted beans which they roast front of house. Lovely.

Blighty Coffee

They offer a range of British themed coffees, ranging from Orancinos (Terry’s Chocolate Orange in a cup) to Winston Lattes (A latte with a cheeky shot of Baileys)

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Downstairs at Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

The wall of wishes

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Politics, music and the news of the day were all consumed over a strong cup of brewed black coffee and Blighty Coffee welcomes you to enjoy a coffee, read the paper, play the piano or relax in their very large garden. In their air raid shelter. Uh huh.

It’s a proper community hub of a cafe, with people popping in to play Ludo, read the papers, put the world to rights or just to sit quietly and enjoy the feeling of being welcomed and part of something wonderful.

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

The food is always fresh, delicious and generous, the coffee is spot on and there are a plethora of events at the cafe every week, including live music, life drawing and yoga…

Blighty Coffee

Upstairs – a haven of cosiness and an explosion of post-war England

Blighty Coffee

I do love a good cuppa

Blighty Coffee

The Winston – full English, with beans on the side.

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee uses locally sourced ingredients with the aim of to creating fresh food daily on site. Their suppliers include Savage Salads, Annas banana bread and Charlies soups. They also use organic vegetables supplied by Crop Drop – a brilliant initiative to encourage people to buy their veg locally and ethically.

They are always looking for new local suppliers, so do get in touch with them if you have an idea up your sleeve…

Blighty Coffee

My favourite – smashed avo on toast with poached eggs.

Blighty Coffee

Home made baked beans

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee is a total gem on Blackstock Road, serving top notch soups, salads, sandwiches and locally baked cakes, as well as offering an extensive egg menu, which leaves me dribbling every time.

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee

So next time you fancy a game of Backgammon, a tinkle on the piano, a blast from the post-war past or just a really good cup of coffee, head to Blighty Coffee and tick all of them boxes.

And the egg box. Don’t be forgetting them eggs.

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Blighty Coffee
35-37 Blackstock Road, N4 2JF

This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)

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6 thoughts on “Brunch at Blighty Coffee
Finsbury Park

  1. Amazing! I just moved in a few minutes down the road so it’s lovely to see such a cute place in the neighborhood! Will have to pop by soon. Happy New Year :)

  2. That coffee art!! And the bomb shelter! This place looks like it has so much going for it – I particularly love the ramshackle kitchen vibe I’m picking up from some of the photos. A must next time I’m up N4 way :) x

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