The Year in London

London through the eyes of an MA student new to the city

A treat in Clapham

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I’ve walked past Brickwood cafe in Clapham several times now and it’s not just the fact that it’s the newest cafe on the street that made me want to go there. The back garden, which is as big as the inside area, is a peaceful and pretty haven from the hectic high-street. The menu maintains the cafe’s summery feel with its descriptions of light breakfasts and brunches along with relatively unusual ingredients such as avocados and truffles.

I chose the brunch option of corn fritters with roasted vegetable and halloumi salad, beetroot creme fraiche and a poached egg, which I would recommend as the top thing on the menu for vegetarians. It was beautifully presented and so colourful. The rich combinations of colours were enhanced by the amazingly vivid-orange yolk that ran out of the poached egg when I cut into it. This is definitely the best brunch I’ve ever had!


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