James – Rose Latte – £3.60
Jessica – Chai Latte – £3.70
It’s finally the weekend and what better way to kick it off with some Brunch? Especially when it was somewhere we’re we’ve been wanting to go to for so long. After seeing so many Instagram posts at Farm Girl, it has been on our places to visit in London for the longest of time.
As James is actually leaving me for the rest of the weekend to go back to see Olly Murs in concert and stay in Chester, he wanted to treat me with the sweet taste of cake before he left.
Other than the fact of it’s popularity, it was of course right in the middle of one of the iconic streets in London, Portobello Road, it was bound to be super busy, so a long wait is what we expected and received. Starting from all the way from the back of the line, jut about through the door, we had waited maybe just over an hour.
Madness, I know. Considering that this had been long awaited and for a fact that at any time we would have planned to come, it would most likely be the exact same, we decide to wait it out as we didn’t even know when the next chance we’d be able to do this anyway.
Jessica – Avocado Toast – Lemon juice, fresh coriander & a sprinkle of pomegranate with poached egg – £9.50
First things first, coffee.
james went for their specialty coffee which was their Rose Latte and I obviously went for my favourite, Chai Latte. James for some reason wasn’t expecting the rose to be so strong, but nevertheless enjoyed it and I felt my chai latte was not as sweet as usual, as if it was on the lighter side.
There was actually a good choice of brunch dishes on the menu, so you can imagine the struggle. James opted for the baked eggs and as much as I wanted it too, I just couldn’t have the same – so I went with my classic love avocado on toast, with a poached egg on the side obviously – get that protein.
Yes I’m a blogger and I like avocados okay. I shan’t get into this avocado drama again.
James – Oven Baked Eggs – Turkish eggs traditionally baked in a tomato, red pepper & parsley sauce and greek yoghurt – £9.50
James’ dish was a real treat, hot, tasty and full of flavour, paired with freshly toasted bread. It was perfection and if we were ever to go back, I will be sure to get that for myself.
As only have seen instagram pictures taken from outside, the inside isn’t what I imagined it to be – nothing bad, just different. Although it would have been so nice to have that ‘blogger’ shot outside, the weather wasn’t that warm to complain we weren’t sitting outdoors, but if given the chance in the summer – we’d love to come with some blogger friends.
Almond, Pistachio & Raspberry Cake – £4.95
With plenty of time to spare and of course the with dessert space in the tummy to fill, we of course had to get a slice of cake from the many variety of choices at their counter.
They had carrot cake, almond, pistachio and raspberry, matcha, chocolate and raspberry, apple and cinnamon, brownies, doughnuts and coconut and banana bread – spoilt for choice weren’t we?
As you can see, we went for something a bit lighter than chocolate and got the raspberry cake. It of course was divine, sprinkled with edible glitter.
Customer service: ★★★