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Jason Allen 26/01/23


Comforts. | Neighbourhood Café Serving Hearty Classics

Here’s a comforting thought: at last, someone’s decided to open up a cafe specifically to serve comfort food.

And just to make sure there’s no ambiguity, they’ve called it Comforts.

The enlightened folk responsible for this noble enterprise at the people behind the brunch Mecca that is Beam. And clearly, they’ve decided to make their whole operation a little bit more brunch Mecca-y, because Comforts is only open for breakfast & lunch.


On any given weekend in Highbury, you’ll see a line snaking down the block outside of this neatly dolled up cafe space. Inside, it’s light and airy, and just the thing for a lazy weekend. It’s a soothing mix of midcentury furnishings, with mustard yellow chairs and kale green banquettes lining the wall, and it’s not particularly huge. Hence the queues.

On the menu, you’ll see a veritable Who’s Who of comfort food classics, starting with a Full English breakfast, and running down through home-made lasagne; jacket potatoes loaded with cheese and beans; chargrilled hamburgers; fish and chips, and more. There are a couple of slightly off-piste, non-classic numbers, such as their flatbread with treacle bacon and scrambled eggs, or their fried chicken and waffle stacks… but we’ll allow it.

comforts food spread

And for dessert? Expect the culinary coziness to continue with a good ol’ apple crumble, and a soul-caressing sticky toffee pudding. Just remember to take it all in moderation…

…otherwise you might find yourself, ironically, feeling a little less comfortable.


NOTE: Comforts. is open now, for breakfast & lunch (8am-5pm) 7 days a week. There are no bookings. You can find out more at their website right here.

Comforts. | 154 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DY

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154 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, Highbury, N4 2DY
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