The Attendant would like to serve you…

…a lovely cup of latte…

(Did anyone catch the love pun? hehe :P)

…along with the most beautifully decorated French Toast I have seen to date 😍

Like seriously, here’s a close up:

Like honestly, how aesthetically pleasing is that? Absolutely gorgeous! 💓

It tasted great as well. I’m usually not a fan of flower flavouring in food (most of the time it reminds me too closely of perfume and who would want to eat perfume?) but the taste of the petals blended beautifully with the pear/maple syrup sauce. Not only did the crushed petals look beautiful, it added a nice hint of extra flavouring.

The cafe I went to is called The Attendant;  a quirky, shabby chic coffee/lunch restaurant that fits perfectly within the hipster style of Shoreditch, London. I had a meeting around this area and so originally only stopped by for a quick bite/coffee fix thinking it was just a coffee shop and that was all did, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much more they offered in terms of menu items and the interior design. You all know how much I love a nice, shabby chic designed cafe 😉 They offer breakfast, brunch and lunch menus daily.

Here’s how the interior looked:

Just look at clever design of the overhanging, multi plant pot holding decor on the ceiling:

Here’s a close up, it gives the cafe a refreshing atmosphere:

More leafy vines decoration at the back of the cafe:

If you’re ever around, I recommend popping by even for a quick coffee to go 🙂

Bonus: they also serve still water in a jug mixed with mint leaves and cucumber for free, pure awesomeness.

 

-Eats Esacapdes

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Brunch. Munch. Fun. Part 2 

Another weekend, another weekend for brunch! This time, it’s at a shabby chic styled restaurant located amongst modern, business high rises. Bad Egg, London, has long been regarded as a great lunch place with high review scores so I’ve been excited to give this place a visit! As the name suggests, expect to see eggs, as a component within your choice of dish. Seeing as I’m a lover of eggs, this doesn’t sound like a strange idea at all 🙂

Above: the massive amounts of dishes we had between 4 people 😛

They also offer bottomless brunches (unlimited alcohol for a set amount of time with your choice of brunch set), but we went ahead with the all day brunch menu instead; bottomless brunch for next time 😉

See the below for close ups:

Huevos RancherosCreamy scrambled eggs, chilli, cheese fondue, chorizo, peppers, salsa and guacamole. Served with fried tacos

French Toast with blueberry jam, vanilla cream & maple syrup

Cheeseburger Hash: All the parts of their cheeseburger except the bun smashed with crispy fries & a fried egg

Pancakes with fried chicken, banana & maple syrup

Last but not least, the perfect dessert for this cold, winter-like autumn:

Warm sticky toffee pudding with caramelised apples and peanut butter ice-cream. What a fantastic dish to and the meal!

I recommend making a booking in advance as the restaurant is normally pretty busy during the weekends. They’re usually booked up for large groups of people going for their bottomless brunch. You can easily make a booking online – simple.

-Eats Escapades

Brunch, Munch, Fun

Brunch is honestly my favourite meal of the day and I’m so glad it’s become so popular in the recent years! Practically every other restaurant is bound to serve some version of brunch in London 🙂

We planned to try-out a boozy brunch restaurant last weekend (I know, I’m a bit late to jump on this boozy brunch craze) but it was the Sunday after Halloween weekend so additional alcohol would not have been be wise. Plan B was brunch at London Grind. A coffee bar, cocktail bar and restaurant combined, serving a combination of modern and traditional English food.

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The most interesting dish I had here was the one-pan eggs, with added extra sausage. I’ve heard about one-pan dishes served quite often in the US and I’ve been intrigued by this since but have never had the chance to try it in the UK. Delighted to see this on the menu and even more pleasantly surprised when it arrived:

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Above: One-pan eggs with spinach, tomatoes, beans, pistachio and sausage

The one-pan eggs were as delicious as it looks! Albeit with a lot more beans than expected (toot toot -ha) and needed a little bit of extra salt, but still a great dish overall. A perfect, warm, hearty dish to help you through your hangover or even just to ease you through a cold weekend, starting it with some good old comfort food.

I paired this with a green smoothie. Thought I’d be a bit healthier 🙂

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Above: Green smoothie with spinach, banana, coffee, agave, cacao nibs and almond milk

The green smoothie was delicious and refreshing. It was not sweet at all which was great; the mild fruity taste of the banana was a good balance against the spinach and agave.  I was weary at first about the combination of the ingredients used but I was most definitely pleased with the results. If you like smoothies like the Naked’s green machine then you’ll definitely enjoy this one.

My friends on the other hand, had the Amber smoothie that paled in comparison. It contained vanilla protein shake but it unfortunately didn’t dissolve well and so left a slight gritty after taste. It might have been just ours that were unlucky but I highly recommend you to stay away from this one unless you like the taste of vanilla protein shake.

Below are a few more photos of what my friends had for their mains, which I had to share as they were all lovely dishes:

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Above: Smashed avocado with chilli on toast, with added smoked salmon and poached egg

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Above: Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough with fennel & rocket

London Grind is a must try if you’re ever around the area!

I leave you all with this (sign hung inside London Grind):

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Happy discovering!

-Eats Escapades