What’s not to like about brunch?
Brunch food brings the best of breakfast and lunch onto one table and brunch hours are just spot on – late mornings from 11am up to 3pm – so we have time for our beauty sleep but still have time to enjoy the day too.
I just love going through the brunch menu – not it’s not all about mimosas; in fact, I usually struggle to pick just ONE dish…
Pancakes, avocados on toast, crazy smoothies, French toast…
You get my point.
It’s a weakness of mine – I just cannot resist brunch dishes!
It’s brunch time
I’m always looking for nice brunch places to keep my list of best brunch places in London up to date.
A friend of mine highly recommended a brunch place near me in Highbury Islington called Sunday.
Since then, I’d tried going there for two weekends, but I gave up when I saw the huge queue. It’s definitely a good sign, but I just hate queuing.
If you go there for a Saturday brunch and Sunday brunch just be ready to queue because they don’t accept bookings on weekends.
But we did not give up on this idea… if the weekend brunch is so busy, maybe during the week it would be better. We had our window of opportunity when we took a half day off on a Friday to travel to Portugal.
Ohh, we were so lucky!
We did not book a table because we thought it would not be busy but we arrived just in time. We were able to find a little table outside and enjoy the sunshine but if we had arrived one minute later we would have to queue.
Yes, even on a Friday early afternoon this little brunch café is packed.
Now let’s talk about the menu.
The menu changes fairly often, but you can get a feel for the type of yummy brunch food they serve.
You have a range from ‘healthyish’ to very ‘naughty’ dishes.
It’s all a question of balance, right?
So we decided that if brunch dishes have fruit and veg it’s healthy J – even if fried and with sugar.
Here are some photos of what we have tried:
Banana bread served warm with cinnamon on top, which is to die for.
The courgette fritters, halloumi avocado, and poached eggs. I loved the different flavors and textures; it’s delicious.
The poutine was very well cooked; the sauce and the meat tasted so good.
While we were enjoying our food and refilling our levels of vitamin D, people queuing outside for more than 30min were looking at us with an expression of “these lucky bastards, just eat fast!”
Too much pressure on a Friday afternoon 🙂
In summary, the food was very good and the menu is quite interesting. If you don’t mind queuing and waiting to be served, then it’s definitely worth paying a visit to Sunday.
The not so good
Not very comfortable seats
Queue and waiting time