Brunch at Workshop, Clerkenwell

The achingly but delicious Workshop

The achingly cool but delicious Workshop

Everyone’s favourite international woman of mystery, Friend N, was recently in London for a conference. She now lives in Wellington, New Zealand but her secretive job sent her to London for 10 days on a conference. Thankfully she was able to escape her top secret activities to convene brunch with the old gang, and the beautiful brunch club was reunited for a couple of hours.

Mrs Bu insisted that she had an incredible brunch at Workshop recently and was very keen to repeat the experience of their French Toast as soon as possible. Not ones to deny a request from this super foodie, we all rocked up at 10am in order to ensure we could snatch a table for seven without getting any evil looks.

10am is a good time to arrive at this very popular cafe.

10am is a good time to arrive at this very popular cafe.

Thankfully we all made it on time and we sat down for an incredible brunch, N regaling to us tales of her mysterious international work, discussing the progress of the entrepreneur in the group’s latest adventures, discussing two pregnancies and hearing all about the exciting travels of the rest of us.

The perfect flat white

The perfect flat white

The coffee? Perfection.

Very good quality oolong tea

Very good quality oolong tea

The food – friggin brilliant like a good antipodean brunch should be.

THAT French Toast

THAT French Toast

Corn fritters

Corn fritters

Poached eggs

Poached eggs

Smashed avocado - I loved this.

Smashed avocado – I loved this.

Some of the ladies went for poached eggs, others for corn fritters with halloumi, French Toast that looked insanely good and for me, smashed avocado with dhukka and roasted tomatoes on granary bread. All of us sat in food happy silent appreciation for a moment before we turned the volume back up and got chatting over an awesome ladies brunch.

We unanimously agreed that Workshop’s brunch was super, their coffee fantastic, the atmosphere brilliant and definitely one to add to the repeat list.

Workshop can be found at 27 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RN. Nearest tube stop is Farringdon. 


Filed under Brunch, Brunch in London, Food, Life in general, London, London cafes, The East End

11 responses to “Brunch at Workshop, Clerkenwell

  1. Reading this on a Monday morning is dangerous, I want French toast!

  2. I want that Smashed Avocado, it looks delicious!

  3. Corn fritters with halloumi yes please. This looks like a wonderful place to have breakfast. The challenge would be what to pick Lucy x

  4. It sounds divine! And really close to where our new offices will be. Yum.

  5. Looks so good! I’ll have to try it out – Ive just done my first brunch post!

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