Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Brunching around London breakfast style

I love having brunch and I love breakfasts, warm crispy toast ready to be slapped with butter and condiment, silky and fluffy scrambled eggs... Need I go on? I can have breakfast stuff anytime of the day and love it when places offer all day breakfasts. As not everyone might be as crazy as I am, brunch is a good alternative where I can still go breakfast crazy while my friends can choose other options; all while chilling out on a sunny and relaxing weekend day.

Here are a few places that I've been to.

Let's start with Loafing. A corner cafe with a cool vibe about it, located close to Victoria Park, shabby chic furniture and teapots and cups decorate the place.

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I was only here for a quick stop and had the muesli granola. Alternating layers of muesli and yoghurt topped with granola and freshly sliced fruits. This tasted fresh and natural. 

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My dining friend had a hot chocolate. Can’t wait to try out other options on the menu.

Will I recommend: Yes
Will I come back: Yes
Have I had better: Yes

Loafing, 79 Lauriston Road London E9 7JH

Loafing on Urbanspoon

Another place that I really like is Kruger which is located in Canary Wharf. It’s an awesome place that serves all day breakfast. I had the Eggs Béarnaise which is muffin, poached eggs topped with Hollandaise sauce.

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They definitely make good breakfasts.

Will I recommend:
Will I come back: Yes
Have I had better: No

Kruger, Cabot Place West Canary Wharf London E14 4QT
Kruger on Urbanspoon

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Next is Tompkins. I've always eyed the outdoor sofas longingly waiting for the sun to come out to give me an excuse to chill out there. At the first sight of sunshine, I was there to chill out.

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I got the big breakfast known as The Grand Slam £8.50. 

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Pineapple Carpaccio with Curacao, Mint and coconut ice cream £6

The food is nothing to shout about and I was slightly disappointed as it has everything else going for it. However the pineapple carpaccio deserves a special mention. Rectangular deck tables and chairs on one end and sofas and seats at the other end to soak in the sun and river views.

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The interior is decked out with an eclectic mix of chairs and tables of different sizes, designs and colours. Love the quirkiness of it. I will still come back here but it will be more for the facilities and environment that it offers than the food.

Will I recommend: No for food, Yes for facilities
Will I come back: No to the food
Have I had better: Yes

Tompkins, 4 Pan Peninsula Square London E14 9HN

One that left me with good memories was Providores and Tapa.

Mixed Berry Smoothie £4.7

Brown rice, apple, maple syrup and miso porridge with Tamarillo compote £6

My girlfriends and I enjoyed our selections, the ingredients are well harmonised and taste-wise was spot on.

Will I recommend: Yes
Will I come back: Yes
Have I had better: No

The Providore and Tapa Room,109 Marylebone High Street London W1U 4RX
Providores on Urbanspoon


  1. I had a good brunch at Automat, Mayfair. It's an American style (posh) diner. It's not cheap but I guess nothing is in Mayfair!

  2. Just popped by Kruger the other day for lunch after deciding wading to Whetherspoon for my usual pub grub wasn't worth the effort with the chill and all. Frankly, I'm quite surprised at how reasonable the prices are. While staff was a bit sullen faced, it's a good place to fill you up if you aren't looking to spend much.

  3. Wow you've definitely been brunching around! Still not tried Providores/Tapa room, but have tried its sister restaurant Kopapa and I love their brunch menu :)


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