Some weeks just seem endless.
You know the feeling. Minutes feel like hours, days feel like weeks and by Wednesday, the only thing on your mind is brunch.
And if your week is anything like mine, I know a place you’re going to love come brunch day…
Overlooking Clerkenwell’s iconic St John’s Square, Anna Hansen’s The Modern Pantry is any brunch-lover dream come true.
And with exposed bricks, loads of light, and just enough quirky, charming little details, it is a very dreamy little café indeed!
⬆⬆ Dining room goals right there ⬆⬆
(needless to say, we’ll do that the second we have a place of our own)
But first, coffee!
Black & stromy, with just a touch of condensed milk, Vietnamese-style, for him.
And a hot, steamy cup of jasmine tea for her.
With a few of The Modern Pantry’s iconic dishes on the side…
Sugar-cured New Caledonian prawn omelette, green chilli, spring onion, coriander, smoked chilli sambal and toast
Sweet, soft prawns, punchy sambal and a kick of green chilli, all blanketed by the dreamiest of omelette…
A dish definitely worth its reputation!
And more than worthy of a close-up, too!
Poached eggs with grilled chorizo, slow-roast tomatoes and plantain fritters.
A sunny take on the traditional English Breakfast and #yolkporn at its very best.
All washed down with the appropriate amount of ‘liquid goodness’.
And followed by a little bit of pudding action…
Sour cherry brownie with Greek yoghurt cream, malt & chocolate crumb and berries.
Soft, gooey, sweet, sour, rich and fresh all at once, it’s a masterpiece of a dessert.
An absolute triumph, much like the rest of the meal.
And the #1 reason to put brunch at The Modern Pantry on the agenda for next weekend.
It’s a truly eggcelent brunch spot, bu it gets busy so make sure you book ahead.
The Modern Pantry, 47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ