There’s something highly rewarding about a good brunch.
Over the past couple of months I have opted to spend my Saturday afternoon’s (because brunch ranges anywhere from 10am – 2pm) exploring London one coffee and cake at a time.
Saint Aymes reflects elegance and taste in the most welcoming manner. Beautiful pale pink florals drape down a glass wall and encourage passers by to pause and admire the treats in the window. The food is on another level of aesthetic, and tastes as good as it looks. The cafe is situated on a beautiful quiet street in Paddington, and my friend and I opted to sit outside.
I had the 24 Carat gold cappuccino and the pancakes with honey and berries, also drizzled in sparkling gold syrup. Everything from the floral wall to the golden cutlery looked beautiful and the staff were just as lovely.
59 Connaught St, St George’s Fields, London W2 2BB
Dishoom is a beautifully decorated, authentic Indian restaurant that introduces us to new flavours while making us feel at home. I’m talking incense burning, low lit, beautifully decorated and delicious smelling. There are multiple locations around London, and they are always busy. This time I visited the Carnaby location. I recommend the scrambled eggs, and the bottomless chai. The prices are reasonable, and I felt very looked after!
22 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5QB
Daisy Green Collection
Daisy Green Collection is an Australian inspired brunch spot, located on a quiet corner decorated in pink florals. Brightly decorated, with some quirky wall hangings and artistic creations sitting in the corners, this spot was quite the treat. The corn fritters were delicious, and the coffee made me feel at home!
We went to the ‘PORTMAN VILLAGE’ location:
20 Seymour Street, London, W1H 7HX
Decked from the floor to the ceiling in pink, the Elan Cafe is trendy, busy, and full of glamour. I went for afternoon tea and tried the golden latte (it was bright yellow!) and the raspberry macaroon. The cafe is fun and the service is good despite the busy turn-around. Just don’t come here to relax, there is too much to see!
Again, there are several locations, be careful if meeting a friend as some are in close proximity to another! (It happened to me).
This location – 42 Hans Cres, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 0LZ
Bluebird Chelsea is a stunning restaurant located in the London borough of Chelsea. Think sophistication, high fashion delicious food, and you have Bluebird Chelsea. The restaurant has an overall blue and brown theme, with a large, elegant bar in the entrance. Florals were everywhere to be seen and the large glass windows welcomed the sunshine and allowed for great people watching. I came here to celebrate my birthday and had the fish and chips, followed by the classic dessert – ‘The Bluebird,’ which is an experience in itself!
350 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU
The Ivy Tower Bridge
Brunch with a view! The Ivy Tower Bridge is located in a perfect spot for a view of the Tower Bridge in all its glory. The staff go above to make your experience enjoyable yet relaxing. The interior is beautiful, with a checkered tiled floor, and a mix of orange and green palette, and florals to draw the eye around the room. The iced coffee in a martini glass was my pick, and I enjoyed eggs for a familiar dish with an unfamiliar view.
One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2AA