Fields Beneath


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Taking its name from a book (which you can geek out on if the history of Kentish Town is your thing) this small but mighty cafe has bags of charm in addition to pure vegan goods.


Plants in tin cans, trophies, neighbourhood leaflets, a glittering disco ball, and best of all a collection of building work yellow signs which they swap in and out every day saying things like ‘porridge ➡’, the Fields Beneath isn’t trying to be slick or perfect. They’ve got a comfy, gentle, easygoing thing going on. Hot drinks are served in sunny yellow cups and saucers by the friendly staff. Suede’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’ is playing - one of those blast from the past moments that makes you feel fuzzy inside.

Without hesitation I ordered a double breakfast for one. One of their home baked pain au chocolates arrived at the table quickly. Dear God, it. was. warm. In my desperate attempt to get it in my belly I dripped its gooey chocolate over my chin. What a waste. I promised myself I wouldn’t finish it because a large breakfast bap was also on its way. But I break promises (to myself) all the time. So yeah I ate it all. Then the bap arrived: squidgy potato hash brown, a tofu egg, mushroom bacon with a kick of spicy tomato sauce and chilli relish. In addition to this heavenly bap, there are wraps, sandwiches, sausage rolls and a great selection of cakes, plus a hot option like pearly barley winter stew. This is why places making 100% vegan food are better than your local café with its token vegan option. Don’t get me wrong, we’re so glad you have a vegan option but have you put your heart and soul into making something mega delicious? The Fields Beneath has.

TUBE: Kentish Town west

north, all of londonEmma Ewbank