Once again the man who’s eaten everywhere (Simon) posted a photo that made me go “I want to eat that… now!”. It was a gluten-free meal and within my (and my friends’) walking radius so we organised a brunch date (“té de tías”, according to my husband) and braved the weather on a rainy Saturday.
The cafe is located right opposite the Stanmore train station. From memory, it used to be a pastry shop when lived in the area.
They have a variety of baked stuff at the counter, where you order and pay. It was good to see a couple of gluten-free options there, although I didn’t try them due to my exercise restriction-induced expanding abdominal adiposity.
Three of us went for the breakfast that prompted the visit, the gluten-free Benedict (potato rosti topped with double smoked ham, poached eggs and Hollandaise). Nice potato rosti and perfectly poached eggs were the highlights. The Hollandaise was too sweet for my taste.
Gluten free Benedict ($14)
The other two meals ordered at the table were the monster breakfast (2 eggs, bacon, chorizo, tomato, mushrooms and toast) and the hot breakfast (bacon, eggs and toast, with optional sides). They have GF toast available on request.
Monster breakfast ($16)
Hot breakfast ($10) + mushroom ($2.5)
Beverages included a long black (mine, which was good), a capuccino and a hot chocolate that didn’t hit the spot.
Hot chocolate ($4), long black ($3.50)
Service was good and the place is comfortable. They have the blanket craze going on when it’s cold.