Thursday, February 19, 2009

TimeOut London's Pick for Best Breakfast in London: Tom's Kitchen

In my last trip to London, I had the opportunity to try several of TimeOut's picks for best meals in London. After trying one of their picks for best cheap eats, which was incredible (will blog about soon!), I knew I had to try something else. Deciding what to try next wasn't too hard, considering who I was staying with. My friend Nayereh is the ultimate breakfast lover. Spending the night at her house means the last thing on your mind before falling asleep will most definitely be the next day's breakfast. Almost everyday I was with her, she whipped up these fantastic omelettes that I devoured within minutes. 

the ever-lovely Nayereh, excited to dig into her waffles

TimeOut's choice for best breakfast in London was Tom's Kitchen. As pressed for time as we were over the weekend, we managed to stop at Tom's Kitchen for some brunch on saturday morning. We were pleseantly surprised to find that it wasn't too crowded or loud, both pet peeves of mine first thing in the morning. They had a nice selection of homemade goodies, like muffins, that people would pop-in for throughout the morning. Nayereh and I both opted for the vanilla belgian waffles topped with carmelized apple and cinnamon cream (too amazing to pass up!). 

The flavor combinations were amazing! Everything was very subtle, there were less pieces of the carmelized apple than I would have hoped, considering they were ridiculously delicious, but it was probably for the best, considering how rich they were. The cinnamon cream was a perfect compliment to the waffles---more flavorful than regular whipped cream but subtle enough so you could still taste the taste of the waffle itself. Overall, a really fantastic breakfast. If you're looking for a nice place to have a delicious, but casual, no-fuss breakfast, I seriously recommend Tom's.

27 Cale Street
Chelsea, London SW3 3QP
T: 0207 349 0202
Tube Stop: South Kensington


Nayereh said...

perfect size, perfect everything! yum yum yummoo!

Manggy said...

I'm glad the place hasn't turned into a tourist trap as so often happens to those listed in travel guides... And good on you for trying so many of them! :D

Anonymous said...

I detect a theme in this blog... are you fond of London? Ah, waffles!

Sara said...

Nayereh: how much do you wish we were back there eating those waffles right NOW?

Manggy: Tom's had a really interesting mix of people (at least on a Saturday morning), but none of them seemed to be tourist. Then again, I didn't seem like one either, haha.

Rosa: I haven't been cooking anything exciting enough to blog about (or I end up gobbling it up before I can photograph it...), so all my posts lately have been related to travel.

Paola Westbeek said...

OMG! Those waffles!! Fantastic!

Suzanne said...

I was searching through Google doing research for a blog when i came across this article and I found it interesting even though it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. Those waffles look Fantastic! Thanks for the read. Suzanne xx

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