And the good news is...it works. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is good (if understanably family-oriented) and everyone seems to be smiling. It's even quite down to earth and not as full of hippy hackney mums as you might think.
What's more, it's excellently placed for a visit to the farm itself, for Broadway Market, for London Fields, for Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday, or as a convenient stop-off on a wander from Shoreditch to Victoria Park. It's perfect!
It's open 10-4.30 in winter and 10-5.30 in summer (closed Mondays) and it's just off Hackney Road. For more information visit the Frizzante Cafe website at http://www.frizzanteltd.co.uk/ or the Hackney City Farm website at http://www.hackneycityfarm.co.uk/.