Muxima, 618 Roman Road, E3 2RW - Parnell Road end. Independent Art & Culture Café promoting and supporting local and international artists. Great coffee, french pastries, home made cakes and paninis all week long; fresh breakfast and lunch on the weekends.

Carmelite, part of Bow Arts, adjoining the Nunnery on Bow Road. Their menu provides classic dishes from local artisan suppliers including Pie Cart, Little Pedlar Bakery and speciality roaster Nude Espresso coffee. These are complimented by hearty soups, savoury bites and seasonal puddings.

Kiki (Formerly Chicchi), 516 Roman Road E3 5ES. Italian café.

Mono, 535 Roman Road

or, slightly further away, but definitely worth the trip, the Counter Café on Roach Road (E3 2PA), Fish Island (approx 15 minute walk). Breakfast on the canal, opposite the Olympic Park!

Local pubs and bars worth a mention - best by far, in my humble opinion, is the Crate near Hackney Wick station. A 20 minute walk, or easy bus ride away (276 or 488 from Fairfield Road take you right there), it brews its own extensive range of beer, and serves damn fine pizzas as well. Again, on the canal, next to the entrance to the Olympic Park.

7 Queens Yard
Hackney Wick
E9 5EN
07834 275687

Lord Tredegar
Lichfield Road, Bow, London, E3 5AT‎
020 8983 0130
Recently refurbished to a high standard. Good range of real ales, good food, and a beer garden.

The Bow Bells
116 Bow Road, E3 3AA
020 8981 7317
Good food and good beer.

Madison’s (Manhattan Building)
020 8980 4126
Your local bar and restaurant, right within the Bow Quarter, serving beer and Indian food. What more could you want?
- Please keep the noise down when you leave!

If you have your own idea of great local cafés or bars please add your comments below.

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