Primrose is a darling area at best of times, but coupled with Greenberry, the neighbourhood eatery, perfect for brunch, a late lunch with the kids and an early dinner with friends (it closes at 3pm on Sunday and Monday, but 10pm on other days), it turns into a dream place to live.
One of my friends moved to Camden and Primrose Hill is a short walk away, so we thought we'd have a gentle stroll to this gorgeous part of the neighbourhood and indulge in a spot of brunch.
Inside, Greenberry is a buzzing, spacious cafe, which generously seats locals - groups of friends roaring with laughter, quiet individuals, enjoying a cappuccino with their laptops, and couples of friends, families, and little ones. Sunshine streams in from the large front windows, where you can people watch, or snoop on what those sitting on the outdoor seating are eating.
Although it was a warm afternoon, we took a table at the back, with the sky lights providing Instagram-worthy lighting on our dishes. The menu is vast however, which made it quite tricky to choose between the apt-brunch options such as the Moroccan spiced lamb burger, pickled cucumber, harissa mayo, and sweet potato fries (£14.00) and the veggie eggs, pan-fried halloumi, Haas avocado, portobello mushroom & slow roast tomato on sourdough toast (£10.50). And then there's the waffle, maple glazed bacon, poached eggs & Haas avocado (£12.00).
We mused over the menu with cups of tea before deciding on brunch-appropriate dishes. My friend tucked into French toast and eggs Benedict (she was hungover), whilst I chose the potted crab on sourdough with a poached egg.
It was a fresh, dish, with light crab meat, which thankfully wasn't horribly-creamy, but instead had a citrus note which paired beautifully with the fish.
Whilst both my friend and I enjoyed our food - it wasn't fantastic, but good - it was the atmosphere of Greenberry which really sold it for both of us. My friend and I were left to enjoy our Sunday brunch, with only a little interruption from the waiter, but they were just part of the necessary service: more drinks, how was the food, etc. I appreciated it.
Greenberry is certainly one of Primrose Hill's darlings. Find it on a Sunday, where the mood is easy breezy.