Here at Hip & Healthy, we are a little obsessed with brunch. So much so that we even stock a jumper with the word emblazoned across the front. Don’t say we didn’t warn you – the following brunch spots are seriously addictive. Read on for our London based favourites…
An oldie but a goodie, Granger & Co never fails to impress. With an Australian heritage (the Aussies are famous for their breakfasts – they are the pioneers of avocado toast afterall!) and a deliciously healthy menu featuring lots of healthy (and a few must-try not-so-healthy) dishes to choose from, you’ll leave feeling sweetly satisfied and eager to return the following weekend to taste test their other options.
The Fresh Aussie: Tea smoked salmon, poached eggs, greens, avocado & cherry tomatoes on sourdough 13.80
For something a little more decadent: ricotta hotcakes, banana & honeycomb butter 11.80
One of our favourite healthy eateries in Shoreditch, Andina resides in a cosy enclave on the corner of Redchurch and Shoreditch High Streets. With an emphasis on some of our favourite superfoods such as chia, maca, amaranth and quinoa that feature liberally in many of the dishes on offer – the menu if full of hearty and nourishing contemporary twists on Peruvian classics. Well worth the trip to Shoreditch.
Granola Andina: quinoa, amaranth, pumpkin seeds, rolled oats, coconut, almonds, cinnamon, goldenberry honey, maca root and seasonal fruits
For something a little more decadent: Huayno de Chocolate (vgf): chocolate and avocado mousse, tamarillo fruit sauce, purple corn crumble, chancaca syrup, sweet chifles
Valuing fresh, nutritionally nourishing ingredients, situated in the heart of Notting Hill, Farm Girl is the perfect place for a casual brunch with friends. Equally as healthy as it is delicious, there really is something for everyone at Farm Girl. Founders Rose and Anthony grew up respectively in Australia and the the Swiss Alps – the pair have a penchant for the great outdoors and simple country living, a defining aspect of the wholefoods, fresh produce featured in every dish on the menu.
Coconut BLT DF V: Coconut bacon, sliced beef tomatoes, guacamole & cashew cream
For something a little more decadent: Berry Pancakes – Homemade buckwheat pancake mix with amber maple syrup, fresh berries and coconut shavings
Nestled away in the picturesque streets of leafy Stoke Newington, ESTERS is a neighbourhood café serving the best brunch and coffee in North East London. Boasting one of the best home made almond lattes we’ve ever tasted, all food at ESTERS is cooked from scratch with the finest organic and seasonal ingredients.
Bircher Muesli with house made yoghurt, pear and blackberry compote and hazelnuts
For something a little more decadent: French toast with ginger poached pears, crème fraiche, walnuts & bay leaf syrup
One of our all time favourite healthy havens in London, Daylesford Organic’s brunch does not disappoint. Featuring fresh and local produce from their sustainable, organic farms in Staffordshire and the Cotswolds. We love their real food philosophy that favours whole foods over faddy diet trends. With a menu including organic dairy, meat and veggies, Daylesford grows, farms, produces and sells food according to the highest sustainable principles and in harmony with the environment .
Super greens eggs benedict – a toasted english muffin smothered in seasonal greens, organic eggs & hollandaise sauce
For something a little more decadent: toasted fruit & walnut bread with butter (we are obsessed!)
Image: Farm Girl Cafe
Words by Zsa Zsa Vella