Friday, 15 December 2017

15th December: Holiday Brunch

Just a quick one today as it's the school holidays now (hurrah!) and there are lots of lovely Christmas preparations to get underway. But the nicest thing about breaking up from school was having a lazy morning lie in and then meeting a colleague for a celebratory brunch. Teacher goals!

My friend recommended Farm Girl in Notting Hill on Portabello Road and it did not disappoint. OK, it's the sort of place that doesn't leave you with much change from a tenner for some toast, but it was really good toast. Piled with avocado, pomegranate, lemon juice and coriander, and served with a perfect poached egg nestled alongside the sourdough. So good.

It seemed rude not to pile a few sweet potato wedges on the side.  Farm Girl is a buzzing cafe with a laid-back, health food vibe.  They had loads of Veggie, Vegan and gluten free options and I think the best bit of the their menu was the drinks list. I sampled their Christmas special peppermint hot chocolate which was perfect for a chilly winter morning, and my friend enjoyed a hibiscus matcha latte which was so pink and pretty.

My favourite though, was a golden latte: a warm drink made of almond milk infused with tumeric, cinnamon and honey.  I know turmeric lattes seem to have become a bit of a thing lately, and I'd never tried one before, assuming they were probably quite bitter.  But curiosity eventually won out and I loved this smooth, golden potion: I could have drunk several of them! (But I could live without the weird dog giving me a sad face. Cinnamon swirls are all you need!)

It was the perfect way to start the holiday and I would definitely recommend Farm Girl for a celebratory, up-market brunch.

Kisses xxx

P.S. This post is part of a series I'm writing throughout December in response to Shimelle's scrapbooking class, Journal Your Christmas. By blogging each day, I hope to savour each and every lovely moment of the most wonderful time of the year, and have some great memories to look back on.


  1. Think I'm going to have to head over to West London to get some of that toast!!

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