Business of the week: Finsbury Park’s Gadz Cafe, which is decorated with Jeremy Corbyn tributes

Hussein Jabar at Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park. The cafe is decorated with Jeremy Corbyn tributes. Pict

Hussein Jabar at Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park. The cafe is decorated with Jeremy Corbyn tributes. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visited Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park, which pays tribute to ‘amazing’ MP Jeremy Corbyn.

Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park. The cafe is decorated with Jeremy Corbyn tributes. Picture: Polly Hancoc

Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park. The cafe is decorated with Jeremy Corbyn tributes. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Finsbury Park’s Gadz Cafe contains posters of global icons like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. But it’s Jeremy Corbyn who takes pride of place.

The restaurant is adorned with pictures of the Labour Party leader and veteran Islington North MP, who is adored by owner Hussein Jabar. He is described as a “peacemaker” in one image and was even placed on top of the restaurant’s Christmas tree.

He says: “I have known Jeremy for 10 years and even though he’s got more power he hasn’t changed. Jeremy is always trying to help people, we share similar values.

“He is amazing, he has come to the restaurant previously and offered to do the dishes after he has eaten. His leadership campaign in 2015 started with a meeting here.”


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Jabar moved to Britain from Lebanon over 20 years ago. He has owned the Clifton Terrace cafe for a decade. He particularly admires Mr Corbyn’s caring persona.

“People have come to the cafe and asked him for help and he never refuses. Jeremy cares about everybody and wants a fair society for all. His main religion is his heart.”

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