After a number of sucessful trips out to eat with baby G and mindful that he might be getting bored with porridge for breakfast at home we decided to take him out for breakfast. Saturday is also my day to do the farmers market so we decided to relocate up to Pimlico so we could eat and avail ourselves of their cracking little farmers market. My lovely wife had visited the Daylesford before and pronounced much superior to the Notting Hill one. I have always been a bit sceptical about the chain but have been won round by a couple of the ready meals my wife has bought back from there. The red thai curry is very good indeed. So we pitched up early with baby G in tow and proceeded upstairs to the cafe.
I have to say the space itself is lovely, spacious open and very light. It had a real calming effect which is a good way to start the day. We were seated and a very good high chair was bought out for baby G. My lovely wife order herself french toast. I went for buble and squeak with eggs and baby G had hard boiled aggs with soldiers and a plain croissant as a back up. The food cooked to order came up after a short wait and we tucked into a lovely meal. Baby G enjoyed his first hard boiled agg and his soldiers. He was quiet and quite content to feed himself. This allowed us to enjoy our family meal and an unfamiliar unhurried pace. My dish was very tasty though perhaps I could have done with a touch more bubble and squeak. My lovely wife lover her french toast. We washed it down with some coffee and fruit juices which were good.
I was really impressed with this spot. In particular the service was top notch, very helpful and friendly and not at all flumoxed by the baby. The meal wasn't cheap but I didn't mind as we were able to take our time and relax which reminded us a pre baby days. The other diners some with children looked equally chilled. A german family next to us were so impressed with their food (burgers! a bit early for me) they were buying up much of the store downstairs as we left. After a lovely breakfast we completed our morning with a great stroll around the farmers market. So well worth a visit and my new favourite for breakfast!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 7