A City outpost of this small chain of bustling haunts with eclectic menus and “phenomenal” coffee. Slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.
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“London’s most interesting brunch dishes” – “light pastries and wholesome porridge to unusual spicy and savoury options” (not to mention “fabulous speciality coffees”) – help drive a “vibrant” buzz at these “funky” hang-outs, with the “bustling industrial-style” Granary Square outlet vying for top popularity with the smaller Exmouth Market original (Bankside has yet to make many waves; and there’s also a new City branch is opening in October 2017, in the new ‘Bloomberg Arcade’). The eclectic dishes can seem too “keen to be innovative at the expense of polish” though, or just plain “weird”.
“Crazy eclectica rubs shoulders with family favourites” on the sometimes “bizarre” menu of these “bustling” “cheek-by-jowl” fusion haunts, whose “phenomenal coffee by itself would score a 6/5!” and helps establish them both as major brunch hangouts. Nowadays the “ever-busy” Exmouth Market branch is eclipsed by its huge, “super-cool” Granary Square sibling in King’s Cross, where “media types from The Guardian and students from adjacent St Martin’s” bolster the “hip and trendy” vibe. Stop Press – a third branch is to open on Bankside.
“Big on bizarre sounding breakfast dishes” – and with “top expertise in the art of coffee-making” – these “hip and trendy” fusion-haunts get “very busy”, particularly as major brunch destinations; nowadays the “cavernous, coolly industrial” King’s Cross branch overshadows the Exmouth Market original.
As “bustling brunch” hangouts go, it’s hard to better these “fast and furious” operations – both the Exmouth Market original, and its “vast” and “vibey” offshoot by King’s Cross – which serve an “imaginative” tapas-based menu, and coffee roasted in-house.