Not rated for brunch until more recently, this part of London is great if you like your mid-morning poached eggs and smashed avocado. It’s even better if you’re after something a bit different.
The Ivy City Garden
City workers and Ivy fans were in for a treat when a new branch of the chain opened close to Liverpool Street (the next closest is over the river), especially one with a hidden garden under a retractable roof, fully equipped to deal with capricious weather. Even almost two years later, few better options exist for a business-y brunch or weekend feast.
Beany is part of the popular Daisy Green family, where brunch has always been a huge part of the small chain’s DNA. There’s a focus on good coffee (from The Roasting Party), while dishes are often either plant based or slightly left of field, like the Benny Boy Benedict with Parma ham, Comté, sourdough, sauerkraut, poached eggs and lemon hollandaise.
Brunch has always had a special place on the menu at Caravan. Speaking of menus, it’s a long one, with pork belly with kimchi pancakes, fried jalapeno cornbread, buttermilk vanilla hotcakes, and the rest. Much like Beany, coffee is an integral part of the operation with their own roasts and blends.Continue Reading