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Gusto, Notting Hill, nice spot for breakfast

Sometimes you can have just too much choice! My lovely wife and I were out on Saturday wandering around Notting Hill and wondering where to eat. We looked at "The Oak" but as we had had a pizza the night before we scratched that, "Lucky 7" was packed, my wife wasn't keen on the specials at "The Cow". We had a drink in the "Westbourne" but they hadn't started serving food yet. We were about to give up and go home when we spotted "Gusto"

It is a tiny coffee shop with a large outside terrace next door to the "Westbourne". It looked busy which was a good sign and we bagged the last two seats. The menu is short but authentic, pastry's, paninis and eggs. We both opted for the scrambled eggs and Speck. This was served with a nicely dressed side salad, smokey Speck and light fluffy eggs. Delicious. We washed this down with some refreshing freshly squeezed orange juice and two amazing hot chocolates. This was simple but seriously nice

The room though small had a lovely buzz, the service was extremely friendly and we left well fed and happy. The bill came to £30 for two which pretty reasonable. I noticed you can hire it out for parties and the like. A really nice spot and a real point of difference to the bland Starbucks and Nero's down by Portobello. Well worth a try!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

Lucky Seven

The Glass Room Restaurant, Notting Hill, No longer with us