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What: St Paul
In a nutshell: Local Islington all-day cafe
Summing it all up: Replacing Nanna's in Islington is St Paul, a new all-day cafe. Expect cakes, pastries, small plates and more.
If you've been wondering what would be replacing Nanna's since it sadly closed earlier this year in Islington, we have news for you. It will (pending some final planning agreements) be a new all-day cafe for the area. In charge of things will be Mark Wood - he used to be a GM for Hakkasan and opened Yauatcha for them.
They're aiming for something that's all centred around provenance and good for both locals and visitors alike. The set-up doesn't seem too dissimilar to Nanna's before it - namely small plates and snacks throughout the day, with coffee in the day and craft beer and a short wine list in the evening. Expect charcuterie, cheese plates, soups, stews - and grilled sandwiches are promised too. Ooh and maple and pecan drop scones which sound ACE.
That's all we know for the moment - but as soon as we see signs of opening (it's at the end of our road) we'll let you know.
More about St Paul
Where is it? 274B St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LJ
When does it open? Late 2017/ early 2018