Green shoots of a Crouch End recovery?

As our January review of the local economy was a tad grim, we thought a peek at some soon-to-open newcomers might offer a ray of post-vaccine sunshine. Brave stuff to open in a pandemic, but then we’ve also seen the lockdown arrival of winning Lo-Fi coffee, Sourdough Sophia, Fridge of Plenty, Butternut Bikes, and Twelve Ounce Bottleshop.

Images above: Organic & Organic café on Middle Lane, Ready Burger for veggie burgers on Park Road, and a pop-up crafts gallery at Nickel’s Floral Hall.

Meanwhile Monkey Nuts is set to become Allora Hall, an Imbiba restaurant under the Albion and East moniker, an “upscale urban bar serving the London millennial generation”. It’s a sister restaurant to bohemian hangouts Martello Hall in Hackney and Brixton’s popular Canova Hall,

We hear of new ownership for the ex-Middeys unit too. Now for those pesky empty shops on the Broadway…


  1. Will Chan

    All the shops on the Broadway (ex OB, Santander and Percy) are now under offer on the agents websites. Wonder who’re moving in. Perhaps businesses are seeing opportunities in CE with more people WFH.

  2. Butternut Bikes

    What’s a guy gotta do to get a photo in an article or an interview these days? We’re open if you do!


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