Harden's survey result
An “outstanding array of breakfasts” – “from egg and chips to huevos rancheros” – “in a buzzing atmosphere” that lasts well into the evening has driven the enormous popularity of this café chain. “Book ahead though, or be ready for a long queue at the door”. The convivial party feel is fuelled by cocktails as the day wears on.
“Breakfast for lunch, breakfast for dinner – and anywhere in between” is the offer – with “really interesting choices” backed up by “speakeasy-style” cocktails – at these “buzzy” cafés which attract “queues out of the door”. “I’ve never been a fan of breakfast but this place has made me think again!”
“Delicious breakfasts: English, American, Antipodean (the waffles are a must!), …” supply “food that’s worth getting up for” at this growing group of “consistently high-quality” cafés. There is a snag though: “go off-peak to avoid the crowds and long waiting times”. Top Menu Tip – the “ever-popular huevos rancheros”.
“Quirky, retro-fit” ’80s-nostalgia diners which seem to be “popping up all over the capital”. They do have their critics (“can’t even pull off being a funky greasy spoon”) but for most reporters the main problems are crazy waits and being “squeezed-in”. “So long as you get there early – before the queues form round the block – you’ll find easy and informal service and enough tasty scoff to last you a whole day” – “everyone happy!”
Monday to Wednesday 8am â€“ 10pm, Thursday and Friday 8am â€“ 11pm, Saturday 8am â€“ 11pm, Sunday 8am â€“ 10pm
Last orders: Sun - Wed 10pm, Thurs - Sat 11pm,