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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Market Coffee House, Spitalfields

There are endless boutique cafes for Sunday brunch in East London, especially around Spitalfields Market; we decided on Market Coffee House, English Restaurant on Brushfield Street. An expansive and stylish brasserie with large wooden tables, high ceiling and a bar covered in decadent cakes, we knew instantly it was the place for us five girls.

The place was full with like-minded bohemians (!), recuperating after a heavy Saturday night. We offloaded our numerous bags and collapsed at a corner table to mull over the appealing brunch menu. A glass of fresh orange juice later and we were all feeling refreshed and a little more awake.

The menu consists of the usual options, continental, English and everything in between, though much is suggested with a thoughtful twist. I opted for the sweet cured bacon sandwich in granary bread toast, which was absolutely delicious: crunchy thick bread and the sweetest good quality bacon. Another member of our team tried the homemade fruit compote with Greek yoghurt and a portion of raisin toast spread with melting butter. The others couldn’t resist Smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs on English muffin. Along with a cappuccino or filter coffee, we paid roughly a tenner each with a little service on top. Beautifully presented food, fresh quality ingredients, faultless service and the best company made for the perfect brunch.

Visit the website and look at the menu here, Market Coffee House is located at 52 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AG.

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