Dudley’s | Neighbourhood café in Walthamstow

If you’ve wandered around the streets of Walthamstow before, in desperate need of any of the following: specialty coffee, brunch, or an offbeat music event…

…then we’ve got just the place for you.


It’s called Dudley’s (named after owner James Stephenson’s pet bulldog) and is easily one of our favourite cafes in London. The building it inhabits on the corner of Wood Street is easily recognisable due its street art facade and the interior – of  pendant lighting, tiled floors, pot plants, pale woods and walls painted in that breezy Greek island shade of white – is instantly calming. Out the back, the zen factor is dialled up even further, courtesy of an open-air courtyard that’s fitted with a retractable canopy curtain. In short: it’s a really nice place to sit down in. 

Which is handy, because there’s a lot of inviting things to sit down with.


Dudley’s brunch menu presents you with the difficult decision between an aptly cheesy – and greasy – three-cheese toastie (your cheeses are mature cheddar, emmental and goat’s cheese, with chutney to balance it out); corn fritters adorned with a poached egg and scotch bonnet oil; and their entry into the city’s breakfast sandwich game, ‘The Dogfather’, which packs a sausage patty, bacon, scrambled eggs and a dose of Dudley’s special dogfather sauce (caution: slightly hot) between brioche buns. Coffee is no after-thought, with beans sourced from London roasters Assembly.

Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled as well for their occasional On Rotate events, when a guest chef comes in to borrow the kitchen and a DJ drops by to take over the decks with worldly vinyl grooves.

In case you were also wandering around Walthamstow on the lookout for an all-day party…


NOTE: Dudley’s is open daily for brunch, and is walk-in only. Find out more here

Dudley’s | 145 Wood St, London E17 3LX

While you’re in the area… you could take a stroll along The Blackhorse Beer Mile


145 Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 3LX

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