The Vincent


By Laura Nickoll

This one-size-fits-all eatery really does fit the comfort-food bill. Opposite Hackney Downs station, the uncluttered glass-fronted space is given an ‘outside-inside’ feel with botanical flourishes and bare wood furnishings. Crowd-pleasing boxes get ticked from the outset with the American-style bill of fare: meat is sourced with proper consideration for welfare; vegans and vegetarians are well catered for. The brunch menu is available all day at the weekend, and all dishes are available as takeout.

What to eat? The main menu majors in ‘buns’ and ‘bowls’, with sweet waffles and sides: cheese, beef, vegan, veggie, fried chicken… kids and grown-ups will find a burger to suit the mood. And the bowls are no lightweight affair: vegeree, kedgeree, vegan balls, meatballs – all high-decibel stuff. Brunch keeps the volume at max: expect big flavour from the likes of shakshuka, waffle with buttermilk fried chicken, chipotle baked beans and 12-hour pork hash.

Pipsqueak tip Kids can get a drink, main course and ice cream for £10.

2 Atkins Sq
Hackney, Greater London E8 1FA
Tue–Sat 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Phone: +44 20 8510 0423 +44 20 8510 0423