When you want decent Turkish food in North London, you’ll head straight to Green Lanes. But brunch? It would be the last place I’d look – until I discovered Blend.
I look the look and feel of the place, think scandi-inspired with mismatched comfy chairs and whitewashed walls. It’s bright and welcoming, and full of contemporary arts (just have a peek in the bathroom).
On weekends it can be full of families and in one corner of the cafe you’ll find a cute little kids area, and in another corner you’ll find the creative-coffee lover types hunched over their laptops.
Whenever Scott and I go to Blend, we’re guilty of always ordering the same thing time and time again. For me, it’s the poached eggs with homemade hollandaise and asparagus. And from him, it’s a fry-up with espresso beans, chipolata sausages and a fried egg and it couldn’t be further away from your typical greasy spoons.
I haven’t even mentioned the coffee which is strong and rich, and one of the main reasons we head to Blend on a Saturday morning.
Blend, 587 Green Lanes, London N8 0RG