She invited me up, coffee's not coffee, coffee is sex!
George Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Phone Message”)
It has been a while since my last brunch, so I decided it was about time to cross a name out of my breakfast London list. The place I decided to go was Lantana, another successful Aussie place that opened in 2008. A small two level place with just a couple of tables al fresco, open seven days a week, same owners of Salvation Jane in Moorgate/Shoreditch.
|My view old family picture|
The place was completely packed for brunch, after waiting for 10min we got sits downstairs. I went for the ham hock, with chorizo, roast peppers, baked beans, spinach, poached eggs, and a chili cornbread. All in all it was nice, the spicy cornbread was, as well as the chorizo and beans combo, the downside was the eggs that were overcooked.
|Halloumi and Black Pudding|
Marisol got the salt beef hash with poached eggs, fresh spinach, and smoked tomato relish. The dish was ok, the eggs again where way over, the yolk wasn’t running, so no happiness, overall it missed a toast or some sort of bread to come with
Now let’s talk about the coffee. I had big expectations as the Aussie places characterize by good coffee. They are using Square Mile beans. The coffees come with their latte art touch, and if you asked them about the coffee they gladly explain everything.
I got a macchiato and a flat white, both top marks, I don’t recall liking so much Red Brick seasonal blend.
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Beans: Square Mile
Really good coffee and not too bad brunch place. Stop by for a cup of coffee if you’re around.
T: 020 7637 3347
Breakfast / Coffee
Approx Damage: £15pp
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