We’re always on the look out for new cafe openings and exciting places to brunch with friends! We just love a good natter over delicious, healthy food! We’ve rounded up London’s new healthy kitchens that we haven’t been able to resist!
HEMSELY & HEMSLEY CAFE, Selfridges, Bond Street
These power sisters can do no wrong! We were excited to hear that Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley opened their very first café in the new Body Studio at Selfridges! After the success of their two (mighty delicious) cookbooks, we think it’s such an amazing idea to give everyone the opportunity to experience some of their most loved recipes without having to step foot in your kitchen! From their famous bone broth to scrummy buckwheat coconut porridge, there will be something on the menu that everyone will enjoy after a tiring day of shopping Selfridges famous handbag section!
RAW PRESS, 3 Ellis Street, Chelsea
Just a three minute walk from Sloane Square tube station, the second Raw Press Juice Cafe has opened. Meat, dairy, sugar and gluten free, we are simply in love with the abundance of healthy and delicious goodies on offer! They even stock brownies from The Hardihood (if you don’t know who these guys are check them out on insta here!), an incredible range of cold pressed juices, choccie nut milks, acai bowls and our all time fave – healthy peanut butter cups! We love the ultra simple decor in the care itself; think marble counters and pale wood, ideal for us Instagram obsessives to get snapping away! There are even toasters on the table tops, so we can have our artisan breads toasted to perfection, before smothering it in lashings of nut butter. The bright, airy and modern space is perfect for meetings, working or catching up with friends.
SHOT, 23/23A Bride Lane, St Pauls
Simple, healthy, organic, tasty food. Set up by London DJ, Mr Asad Naqvi founded SHOT because he found it was hard to find somewhere offering the nutrition he needed after a night behind the decks…
His menu is based on foods that will nourish you and provide you with sustained energy throughout your working day. SHOT offers a variety of clean food dishes, including a thai green fish curry, baked falafel wraps and beef and sweet potato chilli. SHOT has a wall dedicated to their dishes, with nutritionist backed information cards displaying their ingredients, micronutrients, health benefits, as well as calories, protein and lots more to help customers make an informative decision before choosing on what to eat or takeaway.
ROOTS JUICERY, 1 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia
A delicious selection of organic cold pressed juices, nut milks, superfood smoothie bowls, as well as healthy food dishes and great quality coffee. Got a sweet tooth? Fear not – their raw caramel slice, quinoa cookies, raw cacao oreos and brownies will tick all your boxes! These are made fresh on site daily, and all produce is organic, as well as being sourced as close to the juicery as possible. We love the cute little glass bottles that the juices are served in; ROOTS will even give you 20p off your next drink if you bring your bottle back!
THE DETOX KITCHEN, Mortimer Street
Because one Detox Kitchen was never enough, Lily Simpson, (the brain-child behind this amazing company) decided to open another! Situated on the bustling Mortimer Street, they serve fresh, vibrant and delicious dishes that are free from dairy, wheat and refined sugar, and aim to celebrate good quality, seasonal and whole ingredients. The menu boasts the most dreamy selection of salads; think miso aubergine, kale and apricot with a tahini and coriander dressing, or courgetti with basil and cashew pesto …(yum!). There are also plenty of yummy brekkie options, such as porridge, with endless toppings like honeyed pecans, toasted pumpkins seeds…we are just drooling over the menu!
CORE KITCHEN, cafe at Core Collective
The epic new gym, Core Collective on High street Kensington has recently opened up a lovely new cafe, Core Kitchen. The menu sounds just up our street! Pop by for brekkie and get your fix of buckwheat waffles, served with coconut cream, blueberries, cinnamon and salted coconut caramel! We also love the sound of Turkish poached eggs, with harissa, yoghurt, herbs and toasty soldiers. Lunch menu packs a protein punch; fill up on glazed salmon fillet or seared steak fillets post workout to rebuild those muscles. Sides include baked sweet potatoes, green fritters and roasted aubergine. How good does that sound?
words by Flora Crichton