Brunch is the best time to have cocktails for breakfast
Brunch is the best meal anyone can think of – and what can be better than a combination of breakfast, lunch and cocktails? The exclusivity of brunches to weekends makes them even more attractive. Every brunch is a special occasion you look forward to during the routine days at work or study. Here is a list of three best brunch spots in North London.
1. Caravan Where: 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA, King's Cross When: 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun
How to book: No bookings, first come first served.
Caravan at King's Cross (Source: Caravan Facebook page)
Caravan in King's Cross, known for its original cuisine and best baristas that work in the café area. You will feel the history of the place as soon as you enter Grade II Listed building which used to be a grain store in Victorian times.
Nevertheless, you will discover a contemporary and moderate design inside the restaurant, which will spare you from the exhausting sparkles of Victorian-inspired chandeliers and excessive decoration. The atmosphere of Caravan is relaxed and welcoming, so is the service.
Caravan's brunch menu of a big variety of foods at comfortable prices. You can get some classic breakfast foods for £3- £6, among which you will find granolas, freshly baked goods and all kinds of things served on toast. If you are in a more lunch-y mood, there is an inventive list of main dishes at prices ranging between £7 and £10. The coffee is a must! Caravan prides itself on sourcing the best coffee beans from all around the world and roasting it daily in small portions. Filter coffee is also served for the true coffee admirers.
A little gem in Caledonian road, Sunday is a small café that is hard to spot in the street, but it becomes possibly the most popular place in the area when it comes to weekend mornings. Bear in mind, the queues might be a bit of a challenge but the food is absolutely worth it.
The menu changes every weekend. There is a standard list of dishes served all the time, like eggs on toast, granola, or full English breakfast. If you prefer something adventurous, go for things like courgette fritters or Spanish omelette: they will most likely taste good and always look beautiful. Sunday's brunch menu also includes proper lunch dishes, like salads or curry. The food prices are ranging between £7 and £12 for main dishes. Coffee is great; you can also get a Bloody Mary or a Mimosas if you wish.
Spanish omelette with chorizo and avocado (Source: Sunday Cafe Facebook page)
The place itself is tiny, so the service takes very little time, especially compared to bigger restaurants. The staff is also very friendly. The décor is minimal once again, so nothing distracts you from the great food and conversation.
3. Bull and Gate
Where: 389 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2TJ
When: Saturday, 11am – 2 pm
How to book: Book on the website (2-hour limit applies per booking)
A recent refurbishment in the 19th-century pub of Kentish Town led to some innovations in the usual pub activities. Saturday brunch is held in a separate hall at the back of the pub with high ceiling and light decoration. Cosy atmosphere and attentive service add to the list of all the reasons to visit the place.
The brunch menu at Bull and Gate is a curious mix of British classics and contemporary European cuisine. There are some traditional omelette and toasts dishes with a twist. Do try corn fritters with tomato jam, they are delicious. The prices are agreeable: main dishes for £7- £9. The brunch may be complemented with an unlimited flow of Bellinis, Bloody Marys and Mimosas for £20, which is less than most of the brunch places offer.