Archive for November, 2006

This breakfast should go down well!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

In an effort to avoid the late provision of details that bedevilled the last breakfast, I’m getting in early with the info this time. The next breakfast will be held at the attractively named “Cafe Titanic”. As we made our way to Alpino last breakfast, we noticed that Chapel Market had a highly impressive collection of caffs and decided that a comparative study of the offerings in the locale was in order.

This particular venue was chosen partly due to the sublime name, but also because it has 4 set options for veggie breakfasts. Bravo! Photo to follow shortly …

The lowdown:

Venue: Cafe Titanic
Location: 79 Chapel Market, Islington (map here)
Time: 7:30am – 9am, drop in any time
Date: December 13th

Diaries out! See you there!
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Coulda had a free breakfast at Alpino

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

All in attendance concurred that the breakfast provided at Alpino was of top quality, although I did make the slightly embarassing error of mistaking the drink that I was given for a hot chocolate and asking them to give me a coffee instead.  Apparently it was coffee .. it just didn’t look like one.  Or smell like one, due to the chocolate powder sprinkled on top.  Apparently this made it a “cappuchino”.  I was moderately confused by this .. who on earth serves a cappuchino with a full english breakfast? Gritty black coffee, that’s what you want!

Still, that small quibble aside, food service and atmosphere were great.  And upon getting up to leave, I discovered a five pound note on the seat next to me.  Tempting though it was to take this as a sign of divine approval for the institution of Breakfast Wednesday and use it to pay my bill, we judged that it was most likely to have been dropped by one of the horde of schoolkids who came in to get the coffee & croissant takeaway deal, so handed it in to the woman behind the counter.

Breakfast at Alpino

As always, Full English will whinge about the fact that he is the star of the photo.  However this is largely due to the fact that he can never be bothered to bring the camera.  Case dismissed.

Breakfast at Alpino

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Well, it’s been a crazy hectic week or so, what with moving house – and for some reason I had got it into my head that Breakfast Wednesday was next week.  It’s not.  It’s tomorrow.  Sooo … after some hasty last minute research, the venue for the next breakfast is to be:

Alpino, 97 Chapel Market, Islington.  It’s a coupla hundred yards from Angel tube, so highly accessible.  It’s also glowingly reviewed at London Review of Breakfasts.  Click here for map.

Time: Easy come, easy go – any time between 7:30am and 9am.  I’ll be coming from Stratford, which is where I live now, so let’s have none of this “oh, it’s so early” nonsense.  I’ll bet your journey is shorter than mine now!