Bottega Louie

Apparently no one really ventures into Downtown LA on a weekend, but people make an exception for brunch at Bottega Louie. I could have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here based on the online menus alone, but as ever, too many places to eat, too little time. Since brunch is the best meal that exists, brunch…

The Gantry 

One of the best things about moving somewhere new is undoubtedly discovering all the restaurants, bars and cafes that are only known to the locals in the vicinity. I’ve already sourced the best takeaway in Brockley, and now I’ve got another fast favourite in The Gantry. At first glance The Gantry looks like a small…

Bad Egg

The true test of a good brunch is whether it can successfully pull you out of your self-inflicted pain or not. Hangovers and boozy brunches go hand in hand – they cause them, and they cure them. They are forever entwined. Bad Egg was slightly different to the other bottomless brunches I’ve frequented. Here, you…

The Botanist

I have been hunting for a rival to my long-time favourite bottomless brunch at South Place Chop House for a while now, and the beautifully designed Broadgate Circle outpost of The Botanist has finally achieved it. All in spite of the fact that this brunch has a two hour limit – usually a pet hate…

Café de Flore

Café de Flore is a favourite Parisian institution of mine to visit when in the French capital. With patterned wicker chairs sat facing the world going by under a large canopy, locals and tourists alike frequent this picturesque café on a corner in Saint Germain. Quintessentially and stereotypically French (right down to the stand offish Parisian…

The Breakfast Club

I love nothing more than going out for breakfast and yet it has taken me a full decade to try The Breakfast Club, which I believe many will agree is ridiculous. I have tried to tackle the queue at the original Soho branch before, but got beaten by the rain and a severe hangover that would…

Revolver Espresso

Revolver Espresso is well renowned as serving some of the best coffee in Bali, and as I sit on my little distressed table waiting for my long black, I see two separate expats roll up on their scooters and jump off for their regular orders in the space of four minutes. Luckily for me, ‘Baby Revs’,…