Best Breakfasts in Manor House

Mornings in London are a rush. By the time you’ve managed to roll out of bed after the sixth alarm, stumble into the shower, frantically check your coat pockets for your oyster card and get out of your door in time for your 9am meeting, you’re pretty cream crackered and ready for the sly nap on the Victoria line. The last thing you have time for is a sit-down breakfast! Even if you do manage to wolf down a bowl of Alpen whilst tying your shoe lace, by 11am you’re ready to eat your mouse mat.

That’s why at Areaworks we encourage a later start to ensure you get your breakfast fix! Missing breakfast has a huge impact on your work day. Studies have proven that missing breakfast can negatively impact on your mood, energy, and memory. It’s also proven that missing breakfast can stunt creativity, make you short tempered and less sociable – not ideal for co-working! Luckily for our Areaworks Manor House members there’s oodles of independent cafes to fill your tummy and fuel your day!



Just a hop and skip and a jump from Areawork’s front door sits Varna, good friends of ours and probably one of the cheapest places to eat in all of London! Aside from lending us the odd cup of sugar these guys offer good, honest food cooked and prepped right in front of your eyes. Originally opened to feed the factory workers in the area Varna has quickly become a favourite of Manor House locals for offering a fresh, quick and tasty breakfast at penny jar prices.


Park View Café

Park View is the go to spot when we want to get away from our work and have a proper breakfast and catch up. It sits on the edge of Finsbury Park just opposite Manor House Station. The outside seating area is twice the size of the café and has (you guessed it) fantastic views of the park. Fairy lights, decking and huge leafy trees makes you feel like you’re on a holiday. Turkish lamps, colourful parrots (yes real parrots) and their decked-out garden filled with little nooks and crannies to shelter in are only half of what makes Park View great. The café itself feels like a home away from home; loads of the guest are greeted by name and the staff are always smiling and up for a chat. If you’re feeling home sick and in need of some home comforts, this is the place for you.

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Zer Café and Juice Bar

Zer Café, a relatively new kid on the block, has quickly become renowned in the area for its amazing food, fresh juices and lovely staff. Located in the new Woodberry down development, Zer is already a firm favourite amongst Manor House residents. The breakfast menu is humongous, with everything from a lighter breakfasts section that offers fruits, organic muesli and porridge with pretty much any kind of milked nut you can imagine. If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, it’s got everything from your avocado-ey, sourdough-ey, salmon-ey finds as well as the more traditional British classics. And if that wasn’t enough they have a huge choice of fresh juices to choose from! We recommend the “Pick me up” first thing on a Monday morning.

Simply Organique

No excuses for missing breakfast here, Simply Organique sits right next door to Manor House station. Open at the crack of dawn, Simply Organic who describe themselves as a “smugglers cove of organic, gluten free and Fairtrade food” is favoured by Manor House commuters for their great coffee and snappy service. This place offers all of your breakfast favourites organically sourced from local venders, meaning the food is amazingly fresh and most importantly good for you! Fancy alfresco? The outside seating area is dotted along the street boarding the café which is perfect as the place is a complete sun trap. The staff are always on hand for nutritional advice and the onsite store stocks amazing organic produce. Oh and the latte art is pretty impressive too!

We’re open in your area, for your area. Come along, enjoy a cuppa or two, have a chat with our community manager and see what’s happening in our community coworking space. Book a tour of our Manor House space to see it for yourself! 

Areaworks is a provider of open supportive coworking office spaces in accessible areas throughout London. We don’t believe in stuffy central locations, long commutes, impersonal and uptight environments. We believe there’s a better way of working, and we’re here to make it happen: in our areas, with our areas. We believe in opening up communities that inspire progress and open up opportunities. We offer complete turnkey work place solutions for start-ups, creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. We design our desk coworking to feel open, to encourage collaboration and productivity, to inspire you to think differently. Areaworks currently has two coworking spaces in prime London locations. The first resides in Manor House, an area very close to our hearts (and where it all began). Our second space recently opened in Hackney, one of the fastest growing areas for all things innovation, in London. If you are looking for a coworking space in London, which provides you with the environment and the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, then we have the perfect place for you.