A good way to kick start a leisurely Sunday is always, soul food at church, followed by a good breakfast. We’ve walked past Brompton Quarter Café often enough but for the first time yesterday, we finally crossed the BQ threshold. There’s always a delish display of croissants, pastries and bread at the counter but the menu of cooked breakfasts called out to us.
I started with a pot of fresh ginger, lemon and honey tea which was light and refreshing. I’m not usually one for a sweet breakfast, but strangely all the savoury options didn’t quite appeal to me although there were lots to choose from – typical English breakfast spreads plus the usual Eggs Benedict-type stuff. Instead, I opted for the Pancakes with fruit salad and maple syrup and P had the omelette with mushroom, spinach and ham.
We tucked in to our breakfast while watching the flurry of morning shoppers go by on Brompton Road. The pancake is of the slightly chewy crepe-like variety and not the American super-fluffy type. The topping of juicy mixed berries, melon and nectarine drizzled with maple syrup worked well together, and made for a relatively healthy and scrumptious breakfast.
P tucked into his omelette with gusto as well, and after a couple of mouthfuls realised that something was missing. The omelette was thick with loads of spinach and mushroom but the ham was m.i.a! No ham?? Give the man his meat, I say! The waiter promptly scurried to the kitchen and came back with a dish of pink, streaky ham. Mmmm…The man is now happy with his creamy, fluffy load of ‘green eggs and ham’.
The Brompton Quarter Cafe
223 – 225 Brompton Road
London, SW3 2EJ
020 7838 0371