Archive for September, 2009

Voulez vous petit dejeuner á Chez Monique?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

An insight into the careful planning and research that goes into selecting a breakfast venue.

Brekmeister: “Where shall we have breakfast this month?”

Full English: “I dunno – maybe that place behind Holborn tube?”

BM: “Cool.  What’s it called?”

FE: “Uh, I don’t know”

BM:  “Damn.  Google it is then ..”

Breakfasting venue: Chez Monique (though actually it’s not called that any more, and hasn’t been for some time; it’s really Holborn Lily’s Cafe)

Date of Breakfasting: Wednesday 9th September

Time: As per usual – 7:30am – 8:30am, drop in whenever!

Nearest tube is Holborn

Location: 7 Little Turnstile, London, WC1V 7DX

Map can be found here:

View map of WC1V 7DX on
Bird’s Eye view of WC1V 7DX
Get directions to or from WC1V 7DX

chez monique
um, yeah, this picture is out of date too, but if it helps, it is opposite Bar Polska

Tuffo’s Place

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Well, time does fly. Tuffo’s place seems like yesterday, but in fact it was four weeks away. How was it? It was pretty good all said – we finally managed our Summer-time outdoor breakfast. The sausages were done in a fairly unique fashion – split horizontally and served with the cut sides upward. Interesting. It’s vaguely possible that the exciting presentation was to make up for the rather unexciting substance of the sausage.

However, moderate blandness of the sausage aside, all was done well – the food was good, there were a host of options to satisfy pretty much every full English breakfasting preference that you could name, and the veggie breakfast gave the carnivore’s choice a good run for its money.
Tuffo's Place

Plus you can never criticize a place that serves up double egg on toast, that looks this good
Double egg on toast with brown sauce