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