Close up of a Flat White in River Lane

Our food and coffee

River lane is a cosy café based in the heart of Finsbury Park. We serve fresh food, specially blended coffee from Pact, cakes, fresh pressed juices and pastries. Our ethos is to bring the community together through delicious food and coffee. That’s why we’ve created a menu that caters to all, serving meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options. We aim to support other local businesses and work sustainably so our menu is seasonal.

Our story

We’ve been residents in Finsbury Park for the past 20 years. Read more

Moka Pot, Take-Away Coffee and Beans at River Lane Café

River Lane Café IconRiver Lane Café

10 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park

4.7 18 reviews

  • Avatar Olivia Vockins ★★★★★ a month ago
    Just so pleased we stumbled in here starving hungry on Good Friday! Gorgeous cafe, amazing staff. We … More felt so valued and special 🙂 the brisket bagel is to die for, but the real star are the canolis.. I would definitely recommend giving this place a visit, they can cater to all dietary requirements and tastes.
  • Avatar Eka Prasetio ★★★★★ in the last week
    Found this cafe accidentally when walked with a friend at Finsbury park. We were dying for coffee. The … More coffee was soooo good. We both liked it. The second time I came here alone, tried one of their snacks. It's so well presented and they warmed it up for me. The ambiance is nice and the staff are friendly.
  • Avatar Timothy Barson ★★★★★ a month ago
    Came here in 9th April and was made to feel like an extremely valued customer by the younger gentleman, … More really considerate and professional service - very impressed! And the cake + sandwiches were out of this world.

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    Our contact details

    Address: 10 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DW

    Telephone: 020 8091 8191


    Our opening hours

    Open for sit in or take away.

    Weekdays: 7am – 6.30pm

    Weekend: 8am – 6pm

    Hackney Brook River

    Our story

    We’ve been residents in Finsbury Park for the past 20 years. We’ve always wanted to share our passion for coffee with the local residents and visitors of Finsbury Park and we’re finally able to with our Cafe. Buying local produce and working with other local independent businesses is extremely important for us and the continued development of Finsbury Park. Therefore, we’ve teamed up with other local businesses to create a delicious coffee blend and an amazing food menu.

    Our name

    The Hackney Brook River flowed from Holloway, through Blackstock Road and emptied into the River Lea at Hackney Wick. During this time, Blackstock Road was called ‘Boarded River Lane’ giving us our name, ‘River Lane’.

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