If you know anything about me, it’s that I love a good weekend brunch. I may be biased but I think Australia does some of the best brunches in the world but luckily there are some pretty decent options in Shoreditch as well. Below are some of the tried and tested places in my ‘hood.
- Ozone, Leonard St. Ozone is one of my favourites – it doesn’t help that it’s round the corner from where I live. Consistently good food with a great open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant. I’m not a coffee drinker but apparently the coffee isn’t bad here either!
- Maison Trois Garcons, Redchurch St. Quirky, cute cafe where you can also do a spot of shopping whilst waiting for your food. Few menu choices but everything I’ve had has been excellent. Bonus: they also a brilliant chai tea (so hard to find in London). Note: This has now been closed and replaced with Counter Albion.
- Hoxton 100, Hoxton St. I love the vege big breakfast here and their yummy juices.
- Albion, Albion is consistently on top breakfasts lists. Whilst I think their food is good (but not outstanding), it’s the decor, buzzing weekend vibe and drool worthy baked treats (including gluten free options) that I love the most.
- Dishoom, Boundary St. For something a bit different to your usual eggs benedict, try Dishoom for their Indian inspired breakfasts. Everything I’ve tried has been delicious, including their house chai and amaaazing homemade granola (being a granola addict and snob, this is saying something!)
- Lantana (formerly Salvation Jane), Oliver’s Yard. Salvation Jane was one of the first breakfasts I tried in London and I’ve gone back many times since – always bustling, the service can be a bit hit or miss but the food is consistently good.
- The Breakfast Club, Hoxton. The lines on a weekend at The Breakfast Club are always out the door and around the corner – it’s well worth the wait though. Generous portion sizes and they have avocado on many of their menu items – something that seems to be more the exception than the norm here in London, which for an Australian is practically sacrilegious!
- Long White Cloud, Hackney Rd. I personally haven’t eaten at this Kiwi owned joint (yet!) but my foodie bestie and roomie has and can vouch for the food and the gigantic mug sized coffees
- The Modern Pantry, St John’s Square Clerkenwell. Whilst not technically in Shoreditch, I would be remiss to leave this gem off the list. Lots has been written about this place and I’ve rarely read anything negative – for a reason. Beautifully made and presented food, it’s always a treat to eat here.
- Caravan, Exmouth Market. Again technically not in Shoreditch (there’s also one in Kings Cross), but had a brilliant meal here recently. Be prepared to wait on a weekend if you arrive after 10am – well worth the wait though and also appreciated that they let us stay for as long as we wanted (unlike some places, Copapa, ahem).
I had so many food related photos for my Sunday brunch at Capella that I thought it deserved a post of it’s own.
On the last Sunday before I left Singapore, Ang and I had went for brunch at The Knolls restaurant at Capella which is on Sentosa Island. I had heard good things about the brunch and it didn’t let us down – the food was fantastic and I liked how it was prepared into dishes for you, rather than a typical buffet brunch where you just devour plates of seafood (not that there’s anything wrong with that either mind you…). Looking back at these photos makes me wish I had a bigger stomach… particularly when it came to the deserts!