Sweet coffee satisfaction – Vagabond, Finsbury Park

Time Out London is one of my favourite sources for finding new places to try out in London so when a review of Vagabond, a coffee place in Finsbury Park, popped up on my Twitter feed it was open and read in minutes. As I decided to test out my IT skills last Saturday, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to pop down there and avoid the trappings of Costa Coffee for caffeine satisfaction.

On first impression, it was another great example of a nice cozy independent coffee shop, it had a rustic sort of warehouse feel with wooden benches and big metal lighting. It’s the kind of place where I wanted to have the Macbook I don’t yet own, sit in the window and watch the world go by. This description may make it sound a bit pretentious but really it’s not, just one of those cool places you want to sit and be cool in.

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As for the coffee, it went down well. I’m no expert but it seemed to have a bit of a fruity taste which was unusual but not unpleasant. I didn’t have my usual slice of cake after the previous week’s afternoon tea but they did look homemade and tempting.  A recommend if you live in North London, particularly Finsbury Park or Crouch End.

It was a nice afternoon break, getting some caffeine satisfaction, followed by a nice sunny stroll through the park back to our flat.