No 37. Eat Breakfast at Roast and No 376. Have the best cup of coffee in town

19 Nov

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the best. Especially the long, lazy weekend breakfast.

There are some very good breakfasts in London (Breakfast Club is my current favourite) and one which comes highly recommended by Time Out is the breakfast at Roast in Borough Market. With floor to ceiling windows and set high up overlooking the market, it’s a great place to watch the hustle and bustle of Borough Market.

Roast's veggie breakfast

Roast’s veggie breakfast

We had the veggie breakfast which comes with eggs, tomatoes, mushroom, veggie sausages, a tattie scone and toast. The veggie sausage is delicious, it’s reasonably priced at £12.50 and the jams are delicious.  On the downside, the portion sizes are a bit measly. It comes with one tiny piece of toast and one slice of Portobello mushroom. Having said that, the food had a very British feel with good quality produce and I would love to go back and try the dinner menu.


View over the market


Once stuffed (those veggie sausages were massive, very filling and made up for the measly amounts of other food), we wandered downstairs to the Monmouth Coffee Company.


Queuing for coffee


I know a lot of coffee snobs. Sometimes they irritate me but mostly, they do have a point about good coffee. Even those of us who are not experts will enjoy a Monmouth coffee. The queue outside was massive so this one is obviously popular in guide books but you can find Monmouth coffee in a lot of decent coffee shops. We have one just down the road in Sydenham of all places. Monmouth also focuses on fair and open trading with their suppliers, who tend to be cooperatives and individual farms. So you can get your hit of caffeine with a clear conscience.

Overall verdict – I would happily queue up for a cup of Monmouth coffee and while the Roast breakfast was good, for now I’m sticking to Breakfast Club.



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