Made in Islington: Vegan chocolate brunch at Jaz and Jul’s, Chapel Market

Julia Sampson with a plate of cocoa-dusted vegan French toast, made with banana and coconut milk. Pi

Julia Sampson with a plate of cocoa-dusted vegan French toast, made with banana and coconut milk. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found a small cafe that has a vegan-friendly chocolate brunch menu...

Many Islington stereotypes are plain wrong. But there’s no denying that one is bang on – it is peak brunch destination.

It makes sense, then, that brunch innovation would happen here.

At Jaz and Jul’s Chocolate House, brunch is no mere cross between breakfast and lunch. Here, it is basically dessert. Oh, and it’s vegan.

From cocoa-dusted French toast with almond and banana batter to waffles with vegan chocolate sauce, it celebrated a year in Chapel Market yesterday.


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“The idea came from natural progression of our shop,” says co-owner Julia Sampson.

“We started out as a cafe specialising in hot chocolate. It has always been mostly vegan. So it only made sense to start vegan chocolate brunch, and it has gone down really well.”

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