Is it too early to call the weekend? Today is officially the last day of the week for me (I’m hopping on a train to Cornwall tomorrow morning for a four day yoga retreat), which means I’m already in a weekend mindset (apologies to those of you who still have two more days at work).
I’ve already written about how weekends for me are all about meeting friends for brunch and shared three of my favourite places (here if you missed it). Since I wrote that feature (six months ago, time really does fly) I’ve discovered lots more great spots for egg-based weekend eating. Here’s three I’m loving right now…
The Counter Café, 7 Roach Road
The floating pontoon with views of the Olympic Park at the Counter Café is one of my favourite spots to sit on a sunny weekend morning. Everything on the menu, which changes with the seasons, is homemade onsite. I always have a hard time choosing between the Turkish eggs with toast and garlic yoghurt or the veggie breakfast which last time I had it comprised eggs (poached, fried or scrambled) spinach, mushrooms, potato cake and homemade baked beans. Whichever I go for it’s always washed down with several cups of coffee and a freshly-squeezed juice.
Galvaniser’s Union, 2 Devas Street
This recently reopened pub in Bromley-by-Bow is great for evening meals and Sunday roasts but also serves up a rather splendid Saturday brunch. The hangover-busting menu includes bacon rolls with fried heritage tomato, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and truffle butter on toasted rye and salt beef hash, with fried egg and Galvanisers brown sauce. If you’re ready to get back on the booze the super-friendly bar staff mix a mean Bloody Mary.
Ozone, 11 Leonard Street
With its exposed brickwork, white brick-shaped tiles, low-hanging lighting, huge windows and open kitchen, Ozone has totally nailed that New York warehouse vibe. On the menu you’ll find modern takes on breakfast classics, such as smoked haddock kedgeree, with poached egg, shallots and salsa verde and eggs benedict on sweet potato bubble and squeak cakes with béarnaise sauce. The coffee (which is roasted onsite) is excellent.
Discovered any great spots for brunch lately? Perhaps you can tempt me out of my East London habitat with recommendations in other parts of London? And what about the rest of the country? I’m going to be in Bristol towards the end of the month and so I’d love to know of any brilliant places for brunch in the city. As ever do share in the comments below.