Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.
70 Long Lane, EC1A 9EJ
tel: 020 7796 2229
Monday to Friday: 8am-17pm Mon-Fri, 9am-17pm Sat
(Call for extended December opening hours and Sundays)
Expect to Pay: from just under £4 to just over £6 for an ample lunch, add a few more quid for a slice of cake and some coffeeWhat a sweet little place that we hope to return to soon! A more than agreeable lunch at Kipferl (London’s only Austrian delicatessen) warmed our already winter-weary hearts with a few of our favourite Alpine treats and tempted our taste buds with a list of homey, Teutonic dishes! We tried the kaesekrainer (pork wurst with cheese inside), three fresh and tasty salads, mustard and rye bread for £6.50 (and have been yodelling its delicious value-for-money virtues since). Rounded out with a shared slice of dense-in-flavour-but-light-in-texture poppy seed cake and an efficiently served shot of espresso and we were set for rest of the afternoon.
With its walls lined with Austrian groceries and display cases full of gorgeous cakes, fresh breads and all sorts of sausages, this quaint-n-cosy eat-in deli easily won us over. For folks looking for a fantastic lunch in the Smithfield Market area, think of Kipfurl as a Flâneur/Kurz & Lang mash-up, just more affordable than either and with character. Oh yeah, we’ve heard the linzer torte’s the best you’ll find this side of Vienna too.
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