Top 3 Lunch Spots in Hackney

Hackney is fast becoming a prime place in London for harbouring creative minded individuals. In order to feed these hungry minds, there are so many quirky, independent restaurants increasingly popping up around the neighbourhood. As our Hackney coworking office is so conveniently close to Regents Canal and Kingsland Road, all our members have endless choices when it comes to a lunchtime feed. So without further ado, lets talk more about the best lunch spots near our Hackney coworking space.

Helu Café

134C Kingsland Road, E2 8DY

This cute find, ‘Helu’, is perfectly situated a 10 minute walk from our Hackney branch. Not only that, it is also located on the famous ‘Pho Mile’, en route to Shoreditch. This is the place to come to if you want to eat (in our opinion) the most delicious chicken wings (go for the soy garlic flavour – trust us, you won’t regret it) and not to forget dessert – the matcha ice-cream is on point! Helu also offers Asaki beer on tap and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks.

When you pop into them, you are pleasantly surprised to see a wall covered in bright neon post-it notes. Each post-it note is filled with lovely comments about the food at Helu. The interior is simplistic and edgy, the vibe is very chilled out and the staff are always so friendly. To combat this incredible summer weather, we would highly recommend the matcha ice-cream as a great choice.


Haggerston, Arch 334, 1a Dunston Street, London, E8 4EB

Are you a fan of Ramen? Is that even a question? Well, just a 1 minute walk down the road from our Hackney coworking space, you’ll find this hidden gem of a restaurant, Tonkotsu. For a big bowl of comfort food in east London, this noodle joint definitely fills more than just a hole in the wall.

At Tonkotsu, they are very proud of their ramen as they prepare the thick broth in-house and their noodles are all homemade! If you’re new to Tonkotsu, then we would suggest you start with the gyoza, (either prawn or pork) and then pick the Tonkotsu ramen. You will not be disappointed by the rich broth, juicy meat and perfectly balanced flavours. To accompany the meal, have a traditional sake drink. As the Japanese say, Kanpai!

Proud East

Fancy having lunch by Regents Canal? Proud East restaurant is the perfect lunchtime choice and just around the corner from us too! You can also enjoy an energising bankside brunch, served from 10am – 3pm.

Proud East offers everything you could possibly want under one roof. Live music nights from local London DJs, to performances from upcoming acoustic artists – they really do it all!

A favourite of ours from the brunch menu, is the acai bowl which contains granola, banana, apple, blueberries, chai seeds, coconut and raw almond butter – could you get anymore healthy? This is the perfect brunch time feast to give you a much needed energy boost. If health isn’t a top priority, and something hearty is needed, then we recommend the ‘big better breakfast’ option; a full English breakfast with a spin.

This is the spot if you’re looking for somewhere with beautiful views of Regents Canal, and a delicious feast to match. Sit and eat outside while you watch cyclists and canal boats go by.

If you want to enhance your work days with these tasty treats, head over to our website to book a tour of our Hackney space. These locations could be providing your local lunchtime feed in no time!

Too early for lunch and looking for a breakfast feast? Check out our previous blogs on the best breakfast spots near our Hackney space.


About Areaworks

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. If you are looking for a coworking space in London, which provides you with the environment and opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, then we have the perfect place for you.

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