After my stint in Manchester working from le coffee shop I can finally understand the appeal of finding somewhere to nestle down for the afternoon with a good brew and your laptop in tow. Although in London I’m less likely to work away from home when I can, having those places you know you can head to when in need of a quiet sanctuary, a meeting or even a reliable and delicious lunch fix is always wonderful- hence why I was so thrilled to discover Nanna’s recently.
Tucked just around the corner from Highbury and Islington station (or a stones throw away from Islington’s Upper Street), Nanna’s is well, exactly what it says on the tin- a vintage inspired haven with an ode to classic cooking and nostalgic interiors. With ’70s tiling, armchairs you can practically sink into and a soundtrack of golden oldies and French hits (nope, it’s unlikely I’ll ever feel so chic again). On top of that the menu is pretty spot on too. Hitting classics such as cheese, red onion and sage toasties on the head (YAS), along with home made cakes and a selection of gluten free goodies too, huzzah!
In case you needed any more persuasion, they are also (as they say) ‘VERY dog-friendly’- and if that’s not a reason to persuade you, I don’t know what is.