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Coffee Enquiry XX: Lantana a Brunch place on Charlotte Place

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. 

The place
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. 

Ham Hock
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 

Salt beef
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. 

Red Brick
I got a macchiato and a flat white, both top marks, I don’t recall liking so much Red Brick seasonal blend.

Flat
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Beans: Square Mile
Score: 4/5 

Macchiato
Really good coffee and not too bad brunch place. Stop by for a cup of coffee if you’re around.

Lantana
T: 020 7637 3347
Breakfast / Coffee
Approx Damage: £15pp
Area: Fitzrovia
Borough: Camden
Twitter: lantanacafe
Lantana on Urbanspoon Square Meal


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