Close up of a Flat White in River Lane

Our food and coffee

River lane is a cosy café based in the heart of Finsbury Park. We serve fresh food, specially blended coffee from Pact, cakes, fresh pressed juices and pastries. Our ethos is to bring the community together through delicious food and coffee. That’s why we’ve created a menu that caters to all, serving meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options. We aim to support other local businesses and work sustainably so our menu is seasonal.

Our story

We’ve been residents in Finsbury Park for the past 20 years. Read more

Moka Pot, Take-Away Coffee and Beans at River Lane Café
Leek Quiche Slice with Salad

Drop us a message

    Our contact details

    Address: 10 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DW

    Telephone: 020 8091 8191


    Our opening hours

    Open for sit in or take away.

    Weekdays: 7am – 6.30pm

    Saturday: 7am – 6.30pm

    Sunday: 7am – 5.30pm

    Hackney Brook River

    Our story

    We’ve been residents in Finsbury Park for the past 20 years. We’ve always wanted to share our passion for coffee with the local residents and visitors of Finsbury Park and we’re finally able to with our Cafe. Buying local produce and working with other local independent businesses is extremely important for us and the continued development of Finsbury Park. Therefore, we’ve teamed up with other local businesses to create a delicious coffee blend and an amazing food menu.

    Our name

    The Hackney Brook River flowed from Holloway, through Blackstock Road and emptied into the River Lea at Hackney Wick. During this time, Blackstock Road was called ‘Boarded River Lane’ giving us our name, ‘River Lane’.

    Hackney Brook River - By The Waterhouse - Wenceslaus Hollar