Trending Spending: East London

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A list of places that people who use Monzo loved last month in East London. 

They’re the places you've been going to lots recently, beyond all the big chains and familiar names. They’re not the most popular places overall (sorry Greggs), but your favourite haunts and neighbourhood gems. 

Let us know what you think and share your favourite places using #TrendingSpending!

You can hear from our Machine Learning Lead Neal to learn how we work out what’s trending, and see what’s trending in the rest of London.

We’ve started with London because it’s where the most people use Monzo. But if you find this interesting, we’d love to do your city next! Let us know in the community forum or tell us on Twitter.

Restaurants in East London

Tonkotsu East 

1a Dunston St, Haggerston, E8 4EB


Arch 358 Westgate St, E8 3RN


186 Hackney Rd, E2 7QL

Cafes in East London

Curio Cabal

258 Kingsland Rd, E8 4DG

This cafe wraps round a corner in Haggerston and has a chilled outdoor space (even though it’s right on the busy Kingsland Road). 

Right now the cafe’s also playing host to Island Social Club, a Caribbean restaurant run by Londoners Marie Mitchell and Joseph Pilgrim. In the evenings it serves up what Evening Standard food critic Jimi Famurewa describes as “lightly reconsidered jerk shop staples, abominably flavoursome curries and buttery, expert rotis, steaming and begging to be squished into little pots of house-made, tingly-sweet mango chilli or tamarind sauce.”


45 Roman Rd, E2 0HU

Italian coffee loved by Bethnal Green locals.

Carmel by the Green

287A Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 0EL

The Grand Howl

214 Well St, E9 6QT

Bars and pubs in East London

King Edward VII

47 Broadway, E15 4BQ

Traditional boozer in Stratford.

The Castle

44 Commercial Rd, E1 1LN

The Eleanor Arms 

460 Old Ford Rd, E3 5JP

A proper local pub with live jazz on Sundays.

Princess of Prussia

15 Prescot St, E1 8AZ

Cafe 12 

57 Hackney Rd, E2 7NX

Homemade food and friendly owners mean lots of reviewers say this place feels like family. It’s set just off the Hackney Road and has an outdoor terrace if it ever stop raining.

Did you find this interesting? Tell us what you think in the community! We'd love to do more cities outside London, so let us know where we should look next 😃