Damn Notting Hill for hoarding all the best breakfast spots.
Who knows whether it is Hugh Grant, or the swanky neighbours of the area to blame, but nowadays you can’t hope to brunch in Notting Hill on a weekend without having to join a jostling line of eager diners.
Most of the time its a queue of at least half an hour, in which you find yourself having to watch the smug early risers enjoying their Benedict’s through the windows, whilst you salivate on the pavement.
It is for this reason (my impatience and relentless rumbling tummy) I am a big fan of the weekday brunch. A good moment to escape the office, meet over mushrooms, ponder over pancakes, brainstorm over bloody marys… call it what you will.
A positive start to the morning can set you up for a productive work day ahead. There is always a way you can swing it with your boss!
Jumper: Bella Freud, Shirt: Cos, Coat: Cos, Jeans: Asos, Shoes: Russell and Bromley, Rucksack: Meli Melo, Scarf: The White Company
Weekdays, you can have the restaurant practically to yourself. Sit at leisure, enjoy your food with ease. All the better if the weather fairy comes out to play and gives you some sunshine.
It was only the other week that the lovely Connie let me in on the secret of Pizza East’s amazing breakfast dishes. I have to say I was rather surprised… This is a place known for its crispy flat crusts, tomato sauces and oozy cheesey toppings no?! Well apparently I have been missing a trick. They have far more on offer than you might think.
Lets just take a moment to appreciate the poached eggs with avocado and cured salmon. A very generous potion of key ingredients, piled high on crunchy sourdough. Fresh watercress and garlic breadcrumbs adding texture and crunch.
Connie went for the ciabatta bap filled with bacon and avocado and a poached egg. Another corker. Rich orange yolks, great quality italian pancetta and the most perfect ripe avocados to sink into, all socked up by crunchy homemade bread.
With endless cups of tea and our mountains of food to devour, we whiled away the hour talking fashion and food. A passion for both of us.
Connie also got me upto speedy on the new range at the wonderful handbag brand, Meli Melo. If you follow me on instagram, you might have already seen my new springtime lust bag. Very excitingly it is now stocked in Fortnum, and also online. My staple black leather rucksack (above) is also by the brand.
For the brunch menu and details on all the Pizza East locations, you can check out their website here. If Notting Hill isn’t too local for you, you are sure to find another branch of the Pizza East tree nearby.
If you do head over and check out any of the other breakfast, do let me know which others are good….I am thinking potato hash with poached egg, rocket and pesto next time?! Damn, I am salivating at the thought already. Also always on the hunt for new brunch spots in west London, so I am always grateful for tips.