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REVIEW: La Farola, Angel

REVIEW: La Farola, Angel

WHAT? A charming Spanish breakfast spot with a friendly neighbourhood feel, not far from Essex Road.

We booked up breakfast at La Farola after spotting a breathless Instagram post, a sunny photograph of eggs and sliced meats extolling the virtues of a little gem just found in Angel.

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The menu lived up to expectations of thickly sliced potato, golden runny eggs and charcuterie – what we weren’t expecting was the down-to-earth neighbourhood feel and low prices. Mismatched vintage lighting is strung about the place, exposed brick walls adorned with large mirrors that make it feel like home.

Staff are chatty and have tons to say about the breakfast menu, pleased to tell you everything is under £8. The’Bacon Jam Breakfast’ at just £7.50 boasts beans on toast, eggs, bacon jam, avocado and a chargrilled Portobello mushroom while the Spanish Plate has chargrilled chorizo, parrilla & mushroom duxelle, alubias on toast, eggs and grilled bread.

If you’re starving, we recommend the La Farola breakfast plate – crispy bacon, avocado, poached egg, fried potatoes, chargrilled tomatoes, paprika emulsion and grilled bread for only £7.95. If you’re just greedy, like us, get some croquettes too – theirs are particularly delicious, with a tangy sauce.

WHY GO? Would you just look at this picture please? What other reason do you need?

It’s adorable from the outside, too…

WHERE? On buzzy Upper Street, surrounded by cute shops, cafes and restaurants that’ll distract you so much your boyfriend eventually offers to sit down for a coffee somewhere while you finish ‘having a quick look’.

ADDRESS: 101 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN / / 020 7359 7707


Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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