The weather in London has gone cold again. I’m talking gloves, scarfs and your thickest coat-style cold. I won’t lie, the contrast from last weekend’s sunny almost-t shirt weather in Bordeaux upsets me, but thinking about my holiday in the American desert later this week is keeping me going.
Despite the cold, on Sunday I quite appropriately went to Sunday, one of my favourite brunch spots in London. It’s tucked away on a quiet and unsuspecting residential street in Barnsbury, a 10 minute walk from Highbury & Islington.
Since I first discovered it about a year ago, word has slowly gotten out about its awesomeness and there are now queues to get inside, which also upsets me a little, but I understand why. The food is always incredible and the coffee is spot on.
(This is the part where I always make everyone stop and wait to drink their coffees whilst I take a photo) 😉
We arrived at Sunday right on 10am but as it was Mother’s Day in the UK, there was already a long queue and we just missed out on getting a seat inside. Well, the downside to being in a quiet, residential nook is that there are no alternatives nearby, so we decided to stick it out and brave the cold outside. It seemed like a good idea at the time…
Then the food came out and it made the cold wait totally worth it. The pancakes and bacon option was a strong contender for best meal of the day…
…but the Huevos Rancheros, one of my favourite not-really-a-breakfast-food-but-too-delicious-to-say-no options, was the winner. It came with baked chorizo and egg on a bed of corn chips with salsa, black beans, corn and avocado.
Brunch was a cold success.
An absolute staple to every good weekend for me is going out for a great coffee. I have my list of regular local haunts (you can check out my coffee guide to London here) but I felt like trying something new over the weekend, so I dragged my sister along to check out 46b Espresso Hut on Chatsworth Road in Hackney.
46b Espresso Hut is a cute, hole-in-the-wall style coffee shop on the bustling Chatsworth Road, where you can also find a street market on Saturdays along with loads of cool shops selling home-made food and cute home accessories.
46b serves delicious Square Mile coffee and has a very chilled vibe inside. They also have a menu for snacks and smaller meals, though we ate lunch next door at Eat 17 (amazing burgers) so there was no more room.
No weekend is complete without a little relaxing. I managed to get a couple more snaps in on my new OMD camera lens before everyone got sick of me stalking them with my camera 🙂
Hope you all had a lovely weekend too! Did anyone visit any good coffee places either in London or abroad? Where is your favourite coffee shop?