Located in a kind of no-man’s-land, down an alleyway between Dalston’s eastern most edge and Hackney Downs, The Russet is a café serving up serious breakfast and proper coffee. It might be a little bit hard to find, but it’s all the better for it.
Time Out, Top Five Secret City, 9th April 2013
The Russet doesn’t need our recommendation, even though we’re wholeheartedly providing it.
Fluid London, 10th July 2013
Jeeves and Jemima, 12th February 2013
A brilliant little gem. The clientele on a weekday lunchtime is trendy. Uber trendy. But I found out that The Russet is a refreshingly down-to-earth place.
Trip Advisor, 15th April 2013
This little place has a focus on seasonal, local and fresh produce. And judging by how delish the food was, the formula works The inside is furnished with untreated wooden tables and benches, great for groups.
Fig and Gnome, 22nd April 2013
Four of us had dinner here and it was superb. The service was a delight. We were never neglected, and the food was beautiful and absolutely delicious. The restaurant is quite quirky and there are loads of things to look at if you take a wander.
Trip Advisor, 3rd March 2013
This is a great place for brunch and a roast lunch. Great coffee, friendly and attentive service and child friendly.
Yelp, 16th June 2013