To make the most of the good weather this Sunday, Mr. A and I hopped on the BBB
(Barclays-Boris-Bike) and cycled it from London Bridge all the way to Spitalfields Market,
going across Tower Bridge.
|Amazing Tower Bridge!|
After a good session of physical activity, it was time for brunch! I was starved! Last week we had brunch at Patisserie Valerie and it did not disappoint so I was considering going back there but Mr. A had the great idea of trying out The Luxe at Spitalfields.
The Luxe is owned by Masterchef UK judge John Torode and what is interesting with this venue is that there is a different eating and drinking experience offered on each floor. The buzzing ground floor café-bar is a pleasing spot for breakfast, brunch or a casual lunch while The basement bar (a music venue) is dark and moody. On the first floor, The Luxe offers a very different atmosphere for fine-dining.
For today, the café-bar was the perfect place to rest after our cycling trip and to feed ourselves! To keep it on a healthy note, I went for the Veggie Fresh Fruit Juice which consists of Carrots, Tomatoes, Celery and Apple Juice. So refreshing!
|Veggie Fruit Juice @ The Luxe|
Mr. A went for a café- mocha which was very tasty!! :)
|Just like a home-made Mocha! Mmmmm :)|
The menu at The Luxe is very well organised and it didn't take us too long to decide.
This time, I decided that I would go for a Full on English Breakfast with sausage and bacon.
|Oh so heavy Full English Breakfast !! Never again!!|
... while Mr. A went for a Lumber Jack with waffles, blueberry pancakes, French Toast, crepe and sausage. This option was certainly full of carbs but this dish was amazingly delicious! Topped with maple syrup, the waffle was crispy and the blueberry pancake was very light ! No wonder it was gone in minutes!! :)
|The Lumber Jack|
Oh wow! What a brunch! My Full English Breakfast was not particularly superb
but the place compensated for it as it did offer a nice atmosphere to spend a beautiful day in!
The Luxe has large open windows letting the sunshine in and the music was pleasant.
Definitely a place I would recommend to have a light snack and coffee on a beautiful day!
The Luxe @ Spitalfields E1
109 Commercial Street
London E1 6BG