Hiding in the streets of Shoreditch, the Friends of Ours is such a underrated brunch spot in London. This independent cafe specializes in brunch and also serves specialty coffee. A friend of mine was coming down to London. We were supposed to meet up for lunch but after a twist of events the night before, my friend’s out in London nice and early, and so we decided to catch up over brunch.
The shop was a small cozy one, with a couple rows of outdoor seating available. Seeing the glorious sun after consecutive days of rain, we opted for the outdoor seats. We were to have got a seat straight away as we very soon saw a queue outside the shop.
The morning is never right without a good cup of coffee. I ordered my usual Flat White whereas my friend ordered the Iced Mocha. A smile immediately spread across my face as I took a sip of my Flat White. The coffee was incredibly smooth to taste. With that luscious velvety texture, it’s certainly my perfect cup of coffee. I also particularly enjoyed how the coffee doesn’t leave you a bitter aftertaste.
Matcha & Cherry Brioche French Toast (£9)
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” – John Gunther
My Rating: 4.8/5
Halal Status: not Halal – vegetarian options available