There used to be a good saying "Don't eat where you shop" which until recently was sound advice. However shops and shopping centres have got a lot better at providing sustenance for their customers. "202 cafe" which has been a stallwart of Westbourne Grove for a while now shows how this can be achieved with a simple but fresh menu and decent service. It's located in the Nicole Fahri store on Westbourne Grove and is always busy.
We pitched up yesterday with our friends Zoe and Nick for a bit of brunch. The girls went for a serious serving of french toast and bacon whilst the men went all masculine with a spicy chorizo and egg hash. It was all really tasty. Simple really but good portions. We had a little wait for the table but once seated we were looked after promptly. It's not the cheapest place to go but it is perfectly pleasant and has a very nice buzz.
If I had a criticism I would say they are a bit mean with the drinks. We ordered coffees which were pretty tiny and my homeade lemonade came in a very small tumbler. However all in all we were really pleased with our brunch. It is also a great spot to people watch as you do get some sights. Well worth stopping by if you are in the area but be prepared to wait for a table.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Food 7 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 5