Monday, January 12, 2009

Breads Etcetera, Clapham

I was excited to have a brunch with a good friend on a sunny Saturday and I was even more excited when we decided on Breads Etcetera as the venue.  I had heard a lot of good things about it, and I knew a few friends had failed to get a table in the past as it was so busy but we crossed our fingers and met at 11.30.  Sure enough there were a few people spilling out of the door, waiting next to the delicious smelling bread stall as they waited their turn.

As luck would have it though,  a little outdoor table became free and we were happy to keep our coats on and sit in the sun.  The only downside to this is that you don't get to use the Dualit toasters on the indoor tables to make your own toast.  All the same, we manage to attract a waitress (the table service is very slow) and order two cappuccinos and two mushrooms on sourdough bread.  

The coffee is excellent and I think the food would have been if it was a little bit warmer and the bread a little less chewy.  It reminded me of a home made dish, which is no bad thing - real butter, hand cut bread...but somehow for the price I would have liked a bit more.  Paying for it was a chore too, resulting in us going inside and chasing someone round until they would take our money.

One course and a coffee: £10 per head

Value: 6/10

Service: 5/10

Atmosphere: 6/10

Food: 6/10

SCORE: 23/40

Breads Etcetera, 127 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7SS.  Tel: 020 77203601.

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