Around a week ago I got back from an amazing trip to London. I don’t know what it is about this city but every time I come back from there I always feel very energized and fulfilled with positive energy ( and with about 2kg heavier). As you could guess eating is an essential part of my stay in my travels, so while I was in the UK I just couldn’t resist eating my way through it and trying out the hottest places. London is such a big city and therefore always has a new restaurant, cafe or bar opening. It would be almost impossible to keep up. I think I still managed to visit some of the trendiest restaurants and bars which were all recommended to me by locals. In this blogpost I am going to share with you some of those places and describe how my perfect foodie day in London looked like:
10:00 – Coppa Club
My first day in London started out with a breakfast with a view shared with great company. Situated next to London bridge exactly on the river, Coppa Club is said to be one of the hottest spots in London right now. The thing that makes it so special and unique among locals and tourists are the igloos in which you can dine, chat with your friends in private and enjoy the view of the river. In addition to the unique experience of sitting in a glass igloo the restaurant itself has a wide variety of breakfast/brunch options. Honestly from such a trendy place I didn’t expect much from the food but everything we had from the breakfast menu was very delicious and surprisingly not too pricey.
Favorite dish – Avocado Toast with Poached Egg and Salmon
12:00 – Roasting plant – After our fulfilling breakfast we headed to the other side of the river. Since I still hadn’t had my daily dose of caffeine I was in a desperate search of a nice cafe. On our way to Borough market we randomly stumbled across this newly opened café. Right after stepping in, our noses were hit by the aromatic smell of freshly roasted coffee. The thing that probably impressed us most, were the rows of gleaming glass vats of beans – all filled with different coffee varieties. The Javabot is the main event in this coffee place. The machine sends beans from the vats into tubes that snake across the ceiling and over your head. Request whatever taste profile you would like and the super friendly staff will press a few buttons on the till and will make your coffee right ahead.
Favorite drink – Late with Oat Milk
14:30 – Caravan restaurant – With a few locations in London this Australian influenced restaurant offers a wide variety of interesting dishes suited for all diet types. We had a pretty hard time choosing our order so we ended up getting what seemed like almost half of the menu. After a short period of time our food was served by the kind and friendly staff members. Everything was plated extraordinarily and tasted extremely good.
Favorite dish – Roasted Cabbage with Blue Cheese
16:00 – L’Eto – Even thought my tummy was pretty full from all the food I had already had for lunch and breakfast I was still craving something sweet. I headed to one of my favorite bakeries in the city. It offers a wide variety of cakes and pastries which not only look exceptionally good but also have a very unique taste.
Favorite dessert – Lemon Meringue Tart
19:30 – Chicama – If you follow me on instagram you have probably noticed how many times I have posted about this place. No doubt this is my favorite place to dine in London. This Peruvian restaurant situated in Chelsea focuses on freshness and the quality of the ingredients prepared in an unusual way. The interior of the restaurant is very minimal – a great mix of millennial pink with marble. On the menu you can expect to find lots of veggie and seafood dishes all of which will satisfy your taste buds. And since it is a Peruvian restaurant I also strongly suggest for you to try one of their ceviches.
Favorite dish: Miso Eggplant
10:00 – Eggbreak – To end this 24 hours foodie marathon we headed to Nottinghill to try one of the trendiest spots in the neighborhood. As you could probably guess from the name, eggs are running the show in this place, so you can find them prepared in almost every single way possible – from poached to fried. My friend and I had a hard time choosing which egg dish to get so we decided to get 2 different things and share them. While enjoying our lovely egg feast we quietly jammed to songs from the awesome playlist they had on playing. We ended up liking it so much that we added it to our own Spotify.
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well, that’s all from my London foodie trip. Subscribe to my blog for more tasty adventures!