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Cosy Lunch Molly’s Cafe Hoxton London

I love lunching at Molly’s Cafe Hoxton. I ate there twice last week! Molly’s Cafe serves delicious food that’s full of flavour and comforting at the same time. If you’re looking for breakfast near Hoxton Overground, you want to eat lunch at the Museum of the Home or find places for coffee on Geffrey Street – you’ll be super happy with Molly’s Cafe.

mollys cafe hoxton london delicious lunch

“If you’re visiting the Museum of the Home, make sure you eat lunch at Molly’s Cafe where the food is delicious and comforting,” Homegirl London

Molly’s Cafe Hoxton Menu

mollys cafe hoxton london baked goods

We ate lunch at Molly’s, but they also serve breakfast, so I’ll tell you about that first. Treat yourself to two fried eggs, bacon and roast tomatoes on toast or avocado with roast tomatoes on toast. Alternatively, try a Croque with ham and comté or spinach with mushroom. They also sell croissants and pastries, which you can enjoy with your Monmouth coffee.

mollys cafe hoxton london burrata

For lunch, you can share a few small plates. Expect something along the lines of burrata with caramelised figs, pine nuts and basil (above). I ate this on both visits, and it was spot on, and I’m going to recreate it at home. I also tried the delightful roasted Delica pumpkin with feta and toasted cashew nuts. Other small plates included Tillingham beetroots with sheep’s ricotta and olive crumbs. They also had courgettes and Stichleton arancini with aioli.

mollys cafe hoxton london risotto

We tried a couple of the larger plates. The girolle and pecorino risotto was fabulous. It has a creamy texture and a generous helping of mushrooms. Oh my, the wild mushroom curry with crushed Violino pumpkin, wilted spinach and a scattering of chestnuts was hearty and wholesome. The curry flavour was delicate and worked with the ingredients to enhance their taste rather than overpowering.

mollys cafe hoxton london mushroom curry

Homeboy was eyeing up the roast haddock with lemon, caper butter, braised fennel, tomatoes, and olives, but I enticed him into sharing the risotto and curry. Meat eaters will appreciate the Swalesdale sirloin steak with green peppercorn sauce and chips, and another option is suet crusted steak pie with buttered greens for two people.

mollys cafe hoxton london dessert

Leave room for the pudding. On my first visit, I tucked into the fig, hazelnut, and almond tart with bay leaf custard, and it was exceptional. On my second visit, Homeboy and I shared the chocolate budino (mousse) with whipped cream and a brandy snap plus the lemon posset with a shortbread biscuit. Both were memorable. I’m remembering them right now!

mollys cafe hoxton lemon dessert

The food is of a high standard with quality ingredients and an enticing presentation. I thought the prices were reasonable. Breakfast is £9-9.50, and the small plates are £8, mains/large plates are £15-22 and desserts are around £6. They also have a few kids size portions costing about £5.50-6 for chicken goujons with chips, fish goujons with chips or tomato pasta with cheese. Drinks include natural wine on tap, low-intervention wines, classic cocktails and more.

Molly’s Cafe Hoxton Menu Information

mollys cafe hoxton london entrance

To find out more, visit the Molly’s Cafe Website. The address is 1 Geffrye Street, London E2 8JH. The nearest station is Hoxton Overground which is opposite. Current opening times are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm and Wednesday until Friday from 9 am until 9 pm. At 9 am, the Cafe serves Monmouth coffee with house-baked goods; lunch is served from noon. The evening menu is limited, expect house-made pies, pastries, croques and chips.

mollys cafe hoxton canteen interiors

The restaurant is part of the Museum of the Home, which is free to the public and worth visiting for anyone interested in history, homes and interiors. Either access Molly’s via the museum’s Geffrye Street entrance opposite Hoxton Overground or a second entrance on the corner of Cremer Street. The interiors are in two parts; the canteen with an open kitchen and a cosier dining room with a bar. I hope you enjoy your meal as much as we did!

mollys cafe hoxton interiors

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend that you undertake further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover that this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.