Blighty Cafe – Purveyors of full English breakfasts.
Home of the Winston, Gandhi and Clementine.
Our mission is to celebrate the humble full English in all its glory!

About

Welcome to Blighty.
We are community minded creatives, roasters of specialty coffee, and connoisseurs of the Great British Brunch.

Opened in 2013, we set out to provide Blackstock Road with a lively hub of delicious food and creative collaboration. Upstairs at our cafe’s you will find co-working offices for diverse creatives of North London. Downstairs you will discover our eclectic coffee shop space for early morning coffee, all day brunch, informal meetings, life drawing classes, yoga lessons, the list goes on…

We have carefully constructed three variants of the traditional Full English to suit all diets: The Winston (recently voted the best full English in the UK!) is our traditional full English breakfast, The Clementine is our vegetarian option, and The Gandhi is the only vegan full English breakfast we know of. All variants can be made gluten free.

We are serious about coffee. We source our beans from Columbia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea and Malawi, and roast them ourselves to ensure we are serving the highest quality drink possible. We like to keep things fresh, and keep our coffee beans on rotation. Ask our baristas about the coffee we are serving at the moment, buy some of our hand roasted beans to take home, or ask us for a taster of our infamous filter coffee!

We welcome you to our coffee house to enjoy some coffee, food and jovial company. Breakfast is, after all, the most important meal of the day.

Who we are

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Chris

Founder

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Ed

General manager and Head Barista

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Eloise

Finsbury Park Manager and Barista

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Nicola

Project Manager

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Kamuran

Assistant Manager and Barista

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Kassim

Sous Chef

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Head of Charity india-photo

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Anna

Barista

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Najwa

Barista

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Arwen

Barista

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Barista

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Larissa

Barista

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Marie

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Mikah

Barista

Our coffee

We use seasonal green coffee beans sourced from British commonwealth countries only ie Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, India and Papua New Guinea. We hand roast the beans ourselves and strive to pour the perfect cup of coffee every time.

We source green coffee that is some of the best in the world and usually gain access to it as soon as it arrives in the UK, so you are able to drink some of the freshest and best coffee out there!

We have a few signature drinks including the Orancino (Terry’s Chocolate Orange in a cup) and the Spitfire (a short milk drink with cinnamon and chocolate).

Current Coffee

Rwanda Manyana

Kenya Ichuga AB

Colombia Granja La Esperanja

Kenya Gatina AB

A fine expression of what a Kenyan coffee can be, wonderful juiciness, with notes of pineapple and blackcurrants and a round toffee finish.

Ethiopia Kebel Konga

Also a good representation of a washed Ethiopian. With Jasmine tea and peach like notes up front and then a caramel nectar finish.

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Menu

– The Winston (Full English) – £9.50
– The Clementine (Full Vegetarian English) – £9.50
– The Gandhi (Full Vegan English) – £9.50
– Aunt Fanny & Uncle Tommy’s Hotpot – £9
– Brighton Toast – £9
– Eggs Shropshire – £7.70 (veg)
– Eggs Lincolnshire – £8
– Eggs Scotland – £8.50
– London Toast – £6.70 (veg)
– Canuck Pancakes – £8
– Melbourne Toast – £9
– Daily Soup – £5.50
– Fresh Sourdough Sandwiches – £5
– Cakes baked in-house – £2.50-£3

The food experience

Our food philosophy is based on the wholesome goodness of the traditional English fry-up.

We believe that a hearty breakfast should be available to you all day, every day, which is why we serve generous brunches until 3pm each day of the week.

We are always looking to support local suppliers, so please contact us if you wish to supply in our shop.

Coffee shop

Our front of house coffee shop is conveniently located on the vibrant and cosmopolitan Blackstock road, just a short walk from Finsbury Park Station. We supply a daily newspaper for our customers perusal, free WiFi and a warm, welcoming environment to watch the world go by.

Garden

Patrons of 20th century coffee houses would often drink a dark brewed coffee with a cigar or cigarette. Smokers can still enjoy this tradition in our secret garden with a contemporary twist – we have a ping pong table, blankets, and out door heaters to make this special space suitable all year round.

Lounge

Hidden from street view, our lounge is a step back in time to a Blighty gone by. Get comfortable on one of our vintage sofas, or take a seat at the piano and serenade your fellow customers.

Blighty Arts

Upstairs and above the coffee shop we are also home to the Blighty Arts Workspace. Blighty Arts is a business networking club for creative Finsbury park entrepreneurs. For more information: blightyarts.org.uk

Our events

We aim to support the local community by running and hosting social events. We have life art and portrait drawing classes every Thursday, table tennis tournaments, jam sessions, yoga classes and political discussions.

Our book swap can be found in the lounge.

Host your event

Are you interested in hosting an event at Blighty or using our kitchen?

We have reasonable rates – please contact us for details.

Upcoming Events

we host a weekly Life Drawing Class on thursdays at 7pm as well as yoga classes. check our Facebook page for more details.

Contacts

Finsbury Park

35-37 Blackstock road
London
N4 2JF

Weekdays: 7am – 4:30pm
Weekends: 9am – 5pm
Brunch served until 3pm

Tottenham

266 High Rd
N15 4AJ

Tues-Fri: 8am – 5pm
Weekends: 9am – 5pm

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