56 Chatsworth Road, Hackney, London E5 0LS
This smart little corner deli/café has led the way in transforming Clapton into an east London place to be. From the best Scottish shortbread to handmade clafoutis and intriguing north African ingredients, L’Epicerie has every foodie need covered. There’s an extensive choice of wines, plus an array of cheese, cold meats sliced to order, excellent pastries and other baked goods, as well as oils and sauces, quality tinned fodder and an array of juices and beers. A little counter inside and a handful of tables outside make this a pleasant place to while away an hour or two.