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 Post subject: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:47 am 
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Is there anywhere other than InSpiral to go for a decent breakfast in London? I've Googled the heck out of the Intertubes and have found nothing! Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:24 am 
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I love The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green for your classic Full English or Milk Bar in Soho for vegan French toast. You can also grab a muffin & maybe a few other things at Le Pain.

It's a shame Mrs Marengo's and Eat & 2 Veg don't exist any more.

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:28 am 
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jojo wrote:
I love The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green for your classic Full English or Milk Bar in Soho for vegan French toast. You can also grab a muffin & maybe a few other things at Le Pain.

It's a shame Mrs Marengo's and Eat & 2 Veg don't exist any more.


Thank you jojo! That gives me a couple more ideas :) I did keep finding references to Eat and 2 Veg but saw that it was closed :(

Oddly I've been looking at your blog recently as I am off to Brighton for a week in April. I used to live there but before I was vegan, and it was a while ago now, so I was doing some research :) Really miss the place, hence the trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:42 pm 
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Yay, glad to be useful! Feel free to drop me an email or PM if you have any Brighton Q's that my blog hasn't answered.

I miss Eat & 2 Veg, my husband & I used to go there when we were dating & we'd always get the duck pancakes as a starter and as a dessert. Good times!

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:10 pm 
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manna does (did?) a pretty killer English breakfast on Saturdays (and maybe Sundays?)

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:10 pm 
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jojo - thank you!

joshua wrote:
manna does (did?) a pretty killer English breakfast on Saturdays (and maybe Sundays?)


Oh, I had no idea manna did breakfast ever, I shall add them to the list - thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Doesn't Pogo do breakfasts or brunch?


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:07 pm 
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If you find yourself in central London early on needing breakfast (like I did today) then Planet Organic, Torrington Place off Tottenham Court Rd isn't such a bad choice. It has a cafe section that has dairy free porridge and a couple of different vegan muffins. Also the shop is open so you have all the takeaway fridge options, SAF sandwiches, Falafal, yogurts, sweet/raw dessert pots, flapjacks etc.

I spoke at a conference then just got tomato, lettuce and cucumbers in dressing for lunch, so I was glad I indulged.

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
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Efcliz wrote:
I spoke at a conference then just got tomato, lettuce and cucumbers in dressing for lunch

they never let you down, do they?

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
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If you just need porridge you can get it with soya milk in any Caffe Nero or Starbucks.


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Inspiral do a yummers cooked breakfast


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:12 am 
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rentaghost wrote:
If you just need porridge you can get it with soya milk in any Caffe Nero or Starbucks.


The Starbucks where I work told me that their porridge isn't vegan even if made with soya milk because they don't just use plain oats, they use a mix that has whey in. It's a franchise though so they do sometimes use different things to main Starbucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:46 am 
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After all this we ended up grabbing snacks in Vx to save time. I've been kind of missing going out for a nice breakfast recently and though London might fix that. Been to Inspiral before and really enjoyed their breakfast but it was a bit out of our way and was hoping to try something new. And we went to Tibits for lunch and Saf for dinner so I didn't miss out :D


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:26 am 
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Efcliz wrote:
rentaghost wrote:
If you just need porridge you can get it with soya milk in any Caffe Nero or Starbucks.


The Starbucks where I work told me that their porridge isn't vegan even if made with soya milk because they don't just use plain oats, they use a mix that has whey in. It's a franchise though so they do sometimes use different things to main Starbucks.


That's strange, it's listed as vegan on the Starbucks website and it is a prepackaged pot which the milk of your choice is added to. I wouldn't expect to have to make sure the branch I was in wasn't a franchise for the nutritional info online to be correct. Nero list the porridge as vegan on their website too.

Glad you got sorted agent_44. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:32 am 
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Hmm, I'm not a massive fan of porridge so I didn't bother to question them, but I'll ask them again, just out of curiosity.

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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:23 am 
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Haha, me neither so I've never had it! Would be good to know though.


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:59 am 
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My friend told me last night that Domali in Crystsl Palace do vegan breakfasts (sausage, bacon etc) great if you're in South London. It may be a bit out of the way for most people but you could combine it with a nice walk in Crystal Palace Park! It's probably a 5-10 minute (uphill) walk from Gipsy Hill or Anerley stations. The hill from Anerley is less steep!
http://www.happycow.net/gmaps/get-map-d ... ?vid=31615

I think I recall hearing Milk Bar was no longer doing vegan French toast but there may be other options.
(Here is a review of it from last year but I think it changed hands shortly after this:- http://theveganword.com/restaurant-revi ... -breakfast)


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 Post subject: Re: Breakfast in London
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:59 am 
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I found myself in Islington yesterday morning and went to the newer branch of The Gate for breakfast. I went to Hammersmith a fair few times as a veggie and loved it but the vegan items are not the most inspiring. The brunch menu isn't the same as on their website and and there are only 2 vegan options, but you can order from the A La Carte menu if you want. I had a potato and tofu mamoosa which was basically a spicy hash with a salad and a pot of really spicy chilli sauce. It wasn't a huge portion but it was very nice indeed and something a bit different.

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