With its mix of multicultural hangouts, living in Wood Green lets you enjoy the diverse side of London life. Whether you’re looking for a brunch spot to try out on the weekend, a restaurant to visit with friends or a chic place to go on a date, Wood Green has something to suit all moods.

Although the district is a bit further out than other areas in North London (such as nearby Archway where Vantage Point is located), it’s situated on the Piccadilly line, making commuting into the City easy.

Here are eight of the Wood Green’s best restaurants, cafés and bars to head to.

Karamel Restaurant

Award-winning vegan eatery, Karamel Restaurant, is right in the heart of Wood Green’s Cultural Quarter. Even if you’re living in Wood Green and are not a vegan or vegetarian, there’s something for all taste buds. The vast menu of comfort foods includes cheeseless homemade pizzas, a pasta dish of the day and a special vegan roast on a Sunday. The restaurant also acts as an arts space with rotating exhibitions and live music or performances from local artists.

Address: 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 3146 8775

Follow: @karameln22

Bean + Brew

Coffee bar, Bean + Brew, knows coffee inside out. Choose from an expansive menu of speciality coffees, all blended by local roasteries. The cafe’s convenient location next to Wood Green Station makes it the ideal place to pick up a coffee en route into the City. If you’re lucky, there are a few window seats inside too; perfect if you have time to linger a little longer. Treat yourself to one of their homemade pastries, cakes or organic porridge bowls for breakfast.

Address: 198 High Road, London N22 8HH

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7998 7447

Follow: @beanandbrewlondon

Blue House Yard

One of Wood Green’s hidden gems, Blue House Yard is the district’s own take on Shoreditch’s Boxpark. Boasting an array of pop-up boutiques, street food eateries and art spaces in colourful little sheds, there’s always something different to see (and buy!) here. If you’re living in Wood Green, visit in the sunnier months to enjoy drinks outdoors in the square with friends to the soundtrack of live music. If you’re looking for gift ideas, support local craft makers and artists to pick up a truly unique present. You might also find something to decorate your own home.

Address: 5 River Park Road, London N22 7TB

Email: [email protected]

Follow: @bluehouseyard

Green Rooms

Primarily known as an arts hotel, Green Rooms doubles up as an events venue and stylish bar-restaurant. Keep an eye on their calendar for a whole host of events, from live music and open mic nights to business seminars and craft workshops. A hotspot for freelancers, visit in the morning to indulge in their Breakfast Club menu while you work. By night, the restaurant, Oita’s Kitchen, serves Japanese-inspired cuisine that’s packed with a diverse range of flavours.

Address: 13-27 Station Road, Hornsey, London N22 6UW

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 888 5317

Follow: @greenroomshotel

Charlie’s Café & Bakery

Pop by Charlie’s Café & Bakery for your daily caffeine fix on route to the office or stay for longer to enjoy their brunch menu. The independent café supports local businesses; all of their bread is freshly made by a nearby bakery and their coffee is supplied by a London roastery. You can expect all your favourites on the menu, from avocado and eggs on sourdough toast to pancakes with maple syrup. There are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available, including Charlie’s own veggie take on the full English breakfast.

Address: 169 High Road, Hornsey, London N22 6BA

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8881 9766

Follow: @charliescafebakery


The vibrant fusion of Turkish cuisine at Selale lets you experience authentic flavours along the Mediterranean without leaving London. Boasting a vast menu of kebabs, grilled meats, curries, and seafood dishes, there will always be something new to indulge in. There are also a number of mezze plates, making the restaurant a good place to visit with a large group of friends. Take a look at the extensive cocktail menu for a digestif to end your meal.

Address: 1-2-3 Salisbury Promenade, Green Lanes, London N8 0RX

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8800 1636

Follow: @selaleuk

Cakes & Ladders

A permanent fixture of Blue House Yard, Cakes & Ladders is hard to miss since it’s housed in a bright red double decker bus. As well as its unique location, you can expect your coffee served up with a side of board game playing. You’ll be joined on the bus by a number of dedicated board game gurus who will be able to explain the rules and recommend different games. Visit with friends for a fun alternative to your usual café. What’s more, as the name says, you can choose from a vast array of delicious cakes while you play.

Address: Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Road, London N22 7TB

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07817163825

Follow: @cakesandladders

The Goodness Brewing Company

The Goodness Brewing Company brings together everyone’s two favourite things: beer and pizza. Unwind with friends over one of the microbrewery’s very own craft beers in the taproom. If you’re feeling peckish, choose from their pizzeria menu, which includes all the usual toppings as well as vegan and gluten free options. For those curious about beer, the brewery opens its doors for behind-the-scenes events. Or visit to watch a live sports screening.

Address: 5a Clarendon Yard, Coburg Road, London N22 6TZ

Email: [email protected]

Follow @thegoodnessbrew

The diverse London lifestyle whilst living in Wood Green

With its strong transport links, quieter location, and diverse venues, living in Wood Green is an attractive choice for renters. The North London district may be more relaxed than the nearby Stoke Newington and East Finchley, but you’ll always find somewhere new for dinner or drinks.

Share your favourite place in Wood Green by tweeting @EssLiving. If you’re undecided on where to live in North London, read our guide on the best places for renters in the area.


Dressage Court - Bethnal Green

Tilly Martin


Leading the way with the London lifestyle and interior editorial content, Tilly sources all of the most stylish hangouts, up-and-coming venues, and latest interiors trends to share with readers.