REVIEW: Kipferl, Angel
Kipferl started life as a small delicatessen shop near Smithfield in the City of London in 2004, now nestled in the heart of Islington’s uber-quaint Camden Passage.
Covering everything delicious that hails from Austria, a trip here could see you tucking into classic Viennese iced coffee and apricot pancakes on a quick stop-off, or settle in for a three course feast of beef goulash with homemade egg noodles or veal weiner schnitzel with parsley potatoes and cranberry sauce.
Kipferl is unique in that the simple decor and friendly service deliver a laid back, coffee house vibe, but it’s the selection of food and drink that cements it as an ‘anytime’ venue.
Groups of friends can gorge on snack boards piled with Tyrolean ham, Landjäger, organic mountain cheese, blue cheese, walnuts, roasted pumpkin seeds and fresh rye bread, while 20-somethings can happily bring their parents in for a civilised bite on a weekend.
Go for the authentic spinach dumplings, stay for the Styrian style salad with strips of breaded chicken – but the sweet selection is borderline overwhelming, so delicious does everything smell. The small, crescent-shaped biscuits that give the restaurant its name (Kipferl!) are definitely worth a try (or three – that’s how they come, so your excuse is ready made).
Waitresses come round to let you know when the last fresh pancakes of the day are being made (they’d hate you to miss out), but coffee the Austrian way (served with a glass of water and a little chocolate) will send you off home in a good mood too.
Amy @ Fashionbite xx