What I’m here to tell you about is something I’m sure you’ve heard before. I’m not telling you anything new and even I’ve mentioned it before. If you ever find yourself in north London looking for a place to eat breakfast or a languorous brunch then head for Islington. There are many, many, many places to grab exactly what you want for the most important meal of the day.
For starters there’s the ever popular breakfast club (not my favourite place) or you could try Gallipoli which has a beautiful sunny back garden in the mornings or there’s a great Sunday foodie market with sweet treats and smoked salmon but if you’re more of a granola yoghurt type of person then you could head for frae for a frozen yoghurt treat.
However the Islington branch of Ottolenghi is something special. They have long shiny white tables where you can sit down and enjoy the delicacies that Ottolenghi has to offer. The best thing about this place is that at breakfast you can toast your own bread at your own table. So you can have your bread exactly how you like it and eat it too, with amazing jams and spreads! Plus they provide a complimentary glass of water that is kept topped up throughout your meal.
Classic shaped brioche