Cafe Bonito – beyond the hot chocolate!


Wood Street Market, E17

A trip to the now trendy Wood Street is a regular Saturday event for us. We love the indoor market – packed with local creatives selling a range of second hand books, records, vintage clothes, jewellery and antique/retro  furniture. But a Wood Street visit wouldn’t be complete without a stop-off at Cafe Bonito.


Cafe Bonito – on the main square – mind the fountains!

It has to be said that Bonito’s do the best hot chocolate in the Stow. It’s true – try it if you don’t believe me or checkout Twitter, there is such a following for their luxurious, dark and thick Spanish hot choc which you can order with home made churros.

But what’s so special about Bonito’s beyond the hot choc?

I love the quirky deco of books, jazz and movies; there’s cakes made on the premises and a daily changing menu packed with classics such as Spanish tortilla, breakfasts, salads and specials. It has a great feel – kind of comforting but special.


Inside Bonito’s

We choose the special of pork and fennel meatballs with gnocchi in tomato sauce. The gnocchi were filled with cheese and the fresh fennel in the meatballs was light and delicious. A really lovely plate packed with flavour and good value at £6.90.


Leek and fennel meatballs with gnocchi

They are also running ‘ The Wood Street movie dining club.’  Enjoy a three course meal whilst watching a movie classic for £20.

Opening hours : 10am – 8.30pm Tuesday to Thursday, 10am – 9.30pm Friday & Saturday, 10am – 8.30pm Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Cafe Bonito, 162 Wood Street, London, E17 3HX
Mobile: 07868 728978

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3 Responses to Cafe Bonito – beyond the hot chocolate!

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  2. Karin Kihlberg says:

    Me and my daughter have a passion for good food too, but the owner of this place is bursting with rage, which becomes apparent if the customers are making any ‘mistake’. In my case I did not get hold of my 17-month-old daughter before she happily toddled behind the counter, and the spitting rage the owner displayed at me was totally disproportionate to the ‘crime’ committed. It doesn’t matter how the hot chocolate tastes like if the level of acceptance towards customers is this low.


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