Archive for January, 2009

Diets be damned

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A new year and a new start? Well if your version of that involves overly healthy detox eating then balls to it! Think about it, doing that would make it quite tricky to justify a fry-up, and if there’s one thing that can always be justified, it’s a fry-up (and doubly so if it’s a mid-month Wednesday) – just look what you’d be missing out on…

plate of food

A large plate of breakfast: double egg, sausage & bacon along with beans and tomatoes (surely that’s at least one of your five-a-day) accompanied by coffee and toast. Okay on this occasion the food wasn’t great, tending as it did towards the average, but then this leaves lots of room for improvement over the course of the year (and it wasn’t unpleasant or anything unsavory like that).

veggie

Also of note is that the veggie breakfast is apparently very good (look at that smile – it’s not posed, really) and comes with a fair old mountain of chips, so if that’s something you like first thing in the morning then this is the place for you.

So anyway as to the cafe itself, the place somehow managed to feel largely pacious and yet also slightly cramped too – it is a pretty sizeable room and one that didn’t have too many people in (hence the space) but it was also rather full of tables which I would imagine get more occupied a bit later in the day (hence the cramped). The decor, such as it was, was quite simple with light walls adorned with a few framed coffee sacks and a large window onto the street keeping that feeling of space (and dare I say, simplicity – it was certainly less cluttered than most other places).

So um, yeah… in short I’d say it’s definitely somewhere I’d stop in again (though this is in part due to the fact it’s close to where I work) perhaps at lunchtime to sample some of their other fare.

P.S. next month: Tiffin’s (24 Leather Lane, EC1N 7SU) 11th February

Happy New Year

Monday, January 5th, 2009

and to celebrate we’re warning you of the location of January’s breakfast more than a week in advance (this is almost unheard of) also next month’s is planned too*

anyway it will be at Caffe Amici which is in Aldwich, near the bottom of Kingsway (I’m not sure of the exact number, but it’s probably no.7) and will be on the 14th of the month, which as an aside is the latest a breakfast can be, kicking off around 7:30ish or so

Caffe Amici

appologies for the poor quality, but it was cold this morning so I didn’t fancy stopping still and freezing to death for the sake of a less blurry pic

*it will be at Tiffin’s (24 Leather Lane, EC1N 7SU) on 11th February; now that’s organisation!