You know what warmer weather means – outdoor dining! And whilst we love a good picnic in the park, these are the alfresco brunch spots in London we can’t get enough of this summer…
Nestled away in the backstreets of Chelsea, since it’s inception onto the healthy foodie front, Tanya’s has been our go-to for all things raw, vegan and yummy. With a menu featuring a taste-bud tantalising selection of sweet and savoury meals and snacks, we love their refreshing breakfast options that taste best enjoyed in their newly opened light and airy terrace, perfect for the sunny season.
What we eat: The Floral Chia is a firm favourite of ours. A mixture of juicy dates, creamy coconut milk, Lucuma, stevia leaf powder, banana, fresh mint and calendula flowers to top it all off – this beautiful breakfast (arguably the prettiest in London) keeps us energized and refuelled after our morning workout and into our day.
Modern pantry is the perfect name for this innovative healthy haven offering traditional brunch with a nutritious spin. Make a morning of it and invite along all of your friends – The Modern Pantry has something for everyone including loads of gluten free and vegetarian option which are best enjoyed from their spacious outdoor terrace on sunny St. John’s Square.
What we eat: It is hard to stray from the mouth watering combination of toasted oat, buckwheat, puffed wild rice, sour cherry, fennel seed & pecan muesli topped with raspberries and coconut yogurt. Pair this with a side of their fruit salad with rose and lime syrup and you’re good to go!
Head to Brew if you’re looking for an amazing atmosphere that serves up only the freshest foods. Brew isn’t known for catering to a specific diet or lifestyle, but they are famous for making almost everything in house; from their wood-fired sourdough bread to their sweets and pastries. We love their light and airy terrace – the perfect place to chill out with friends and indulge in some seriously good food.
What We Eat: If you’re plant based or simply fancy a great egg alternative – opt for the pan-fried field mushrooms on toasted sourdough drizzled in aged balsamic and pesto. This is a wonderfully simple dish that really packs a flavorful punch.
The Grain Store prides itself on its innovative and sustainable menu that is sure to please veggie lovers and meat lovers alike. Keeping their menu creative by featuring techniques of fermentation, sprouting, pickling, smoking, and garnishes of edible flowers and colourful herbs – the unique and interesting dishes on offer will please even the pickiest of foodie aficionados. Perfectly complimenting the food is the always-sunny outdoor seating area, just metres from the canal that runs through Kings Cross – just be sure to pack your walking shoes for a lovely hike along the canal post-breakfast.
What we eat: For a savoury twist on yogurt and granola, try the quinoa granola with olive oil and fennel pollen served over goat’s yoghurt for an interesting take on a breakfast classic.
Whilst not actually outdoors, for those days when the weather is warm but not so nice that you’d want to spend a morning alfresco, the light and airy Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings is your go to. You can enjoy your scrumptious meal amongst their festive jungle themed décor featuring banana leaf print chairs and vine covered potted plants. As well as being one of our favourite new brunch spots, this place is interiors inspiration at its finest.
What we eat: To really get the jungle feel, we love to tuck into the Clerkenwell cocktail made with seasonal fresh fruit, along with the homemade granola served with a seasonal fruit compote and almond milk – Yum!
Image: Tanyas Cafe Chelsea
By Isabella Stelle