An Aussie brunch spot in Wandsworth

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If you’re like me, the only way to get through a cold and soggy January is to jam-pack your diary with brunch, lunch and dinner dates and to comfort eat your way through the seemingly-endless month. If you get to the end of it and you’ve enjoyed life-changingly good pancakes, brioche buns to die for and croquettes you’d be happy to live off, I’d say you’ve started the year on a high (albeit possibly a couple of pounds heavier). After our weekend visit to Australian inspired brunch spot Brew Cafe, I can now add miraculously healthy Turkish eggs to that ever-expanding list.

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After a super early morning and three freezing hours spent at the Andrew Martin warehouse sale, my bargain-hunter friends and I were all craving mounds of scrambled egg, steamy coffees and somewhere cosy to defrost. Given that it was already midday and most of London irritatingly stops serving brunch by then (do they not know what a lie in is?!), we headed straight for our recent brunch discovery, Brew Cafe in Wandsworth.

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You’ll find this charming cafe/restaurant slap bang in the middle of Old York Road. With its smiley staff, counter of freshly-baked treats and all-day breakfast menu, this is the perfect spot to nestle into for a couple of hours.

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After a bit of a wait (this is a popular spot) we were shown to our table in a snug corner, right next to a radiator kicking out plenty of heat. Our Saturday was looking up. As we thawed out, we watched the endless stream of locals popping in for their caffeine hit and buttery pastries. Now that’s always a good sign.

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We got stuck into the extensive menu that literally has something for everyone…

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Deliciously frothy coffees…

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Freshly squeezed orange juice…

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For those feeling a little more daring, there are plenty of tasty juice combinations on offer. It was a Red Rooster for me…

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A zingy mix of cranberry, pear, raspberry & ginger juice…

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A perfect vitamin C kick…

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And then for those who like a bit of booze with their brunch, Mr Kelly is a huge fan of the London ales served in frosted glasses…

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Two-year old Lily was delighted with her boiled egg and buttery soldiers…

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And my healthy Turkish eggs were an absolute winner!

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Perfectly poached eggs served with thick and creamy “hung yoghurt”, drizzled with hot chilli butter and sprinkled with fresh coriander…

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Yes, I know, yoghurt and eggs does sound a bit weird but just give it a go, you won’t regret it. And I can’t tell you how amazing those fingers of “Turkish pide” on the side were. Soft and salty chargrilled flatbread, still warm from the oven, dipped into a bowl of runny eggs and chilli butter. Wow.

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Mr Kelly opted for a plate of fluffy chorizo folded eggs…

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Chloë went classic with Eggs Benedict, served with sizzling rashers of HG Walter bacon (best butchers in the world!) on a bed of toasted sourdough…

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And Dan had a pretty damn good steak burger, topped with gruyere and served with a side of salty fries…

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I can’t recommend this place enough. With other branches popping up all over the place, in Clapham, Putney, Wimbledon and Chiswick, it’s clear that Brew Cafe are doing something/everything right. These happy diners certainly thought so.

 

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London-based foodie with a shopping addiction, a love for swanky interiors and an obsession with white sandy beaches.

3 thoughts on “An Aussie brunch spot in Wandsworth

  1. Oooo – lovely!! How have I missed this place? I live around the corner and will have to try it! Thanks for the recommendation and pictures. More please!

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