The Embassy Cafe, Notting Hill, Keeping it real keeping it tasty
I've always enjoyed going out to eat with baby G as he's got older the range of places we can go to has got much wider and he has a good appreciation of differents types of food. What makes me particularly proud is that he can now make an informed choice on where he wants to eat. We try not to spoil him but we do love to treat him. One of his particular favourites is The Embassy Cafe or Assembly Cafe as he calls which we discovered after the long and painful debacle around the recent refurb of his school. To cut a long story short, a 3 month refurb and upgrade turned into a year long partial shut down of his school. His year were sent down to a disused primary bordering the Westway. At first we were really annoyed about the disruption but it turned out St Anne's was a lovely place with room for just 4 classes of children, right next to the Westway Sports Centre which the kids had full use of, in the heart of a friendly bustling council estate. Every morning we would drive past the Embassy Cafe which was always busy. I love a fry up so one morning we left a bit earlier and gave it a try.
It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made, we were warmly welcomed by the staff, found a pew and waited for our cooked to order breakfast. It is by no means a flash place but it is spotlessly clean and the food is great. What really impressed me was there was a choice of bread either standard loaf or some great fresh thick cut white loaf. We concentrated on the cooked breakfast but they do a wide range of meals. I always have the bubble & squeak set breakfast which has a lovely tasty slab of the aforementioned bubble, good quality sausage, thick bacon, nice eggs and plentiful baked beans. Baby G likes to have his breakfast with chips, it’s a huge portion which he fails to finish. All around the clientele are loving their food. Early in the morning it is mainly builders and workmen but later on it switches to local residents. The staff are really friendly, make baby G feel very special and I’ve even been known to get a free top up of my coffee.
Elsewhere I’ve paid top dollar for some very average cooked breakfast (the one at Bob Bob Ricard was a particular nadir) but the Embassy Cafe never disappoints. It is reasonably priced and concentrates on keeping it’s punters happy, the fact it is full every morning is testament to this. Obviously taking baby G there is a treat so the last couple of times we’ve made it the end point of one of our father/son scoot runs (me running, him scooting) we manage 4 miles together with a hearty breakfast our reward. If you are in the area you should give it a try it’s a cut above the competition.