My latest BRUNCH adventures in London.

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Forge & Co. 

http://www.forgeandco.co.uk

Address: 154-158 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU

What I ordered: Eggs florentine, americano, and immune boost smoothie 

Best Part: If you buy a glass of Prosecco at 10 and receive free re-fills throughout your Saturday Brunch. The atmosphere is the perfect mix of classy and chilled.

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At home

Lemon & blueberry buttermilk pancakes with french press coffee w/soy milk

Recipe: http://southernfood.about.com/od/pancakesandwaffles/r/bl80613j.htm

Best Part: You get to stay in your pjs, perfect your cooking skills, and relax with your flatmates in that lazy Sunday fashion. 

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Duck & Waffle 

http://duckandwaffle.com

Address: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

What I ordered: Duck egg en cocotte and filter coffee

Best Part: The view above London from the 40th floor, especially if you go in the early morning and see the sun rise. Weekend reservations are impossible to get, so I would recommend booking for an earlier time before work (6:30-7 AM reservation). 

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Nama Food

http://namafoods.com

Address: 110 Talbot Road, London W11 1JR

What I ordered: Lasagne Verdure and espresso with coconut milk

Best Part: If you’re feeling experimental and want to try something new, then vegan is the latest trend. Don’t confuse veganism as being the ‘healthiest’ or most ‘delicious’ option; however, it is definitely something to spice up a typical Saturday.

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Nordic Bakery

http://www.nordicbakery.com

Address: Multiple Locations in London

What I ordered: Filter coffee, egg & herring dark rye sandwhich and half a cinnamon bun

Best Part: The dark bread is great to purchase and take home as your weekly supply of delicious healthy bread. 

Madagascar Chocolate. 100% African.

Madagascar Chocolate. 100% African.

There I was… standing a couple seconds away from the cash registers at Whole Foods Market in Piccadilly Circus, London. And the packaging design of Madecasse caught my attention. I thought, this chocolate managed to hold my attention for more than two seconds and it intrigued me, so I went ahead and bought two chocolate bars.

1. Sea Salt & Nibs: 63% Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Nibs & a touch of salt (Fruity notes with a savoury crunch)
2. 80% Cocoa: Heirloom Madagascar Cocoa (Bold flavour with a smooth finish)

And my oh my was the chocolate delicious. I’m glad I picked up it up in that ‘blink‘ second of a decision. And then I did more research on the company to find it’s purpose and manifesto of bean to bar – the goal to harvest the beans and make the chocolate in Africa in order to invest in the local economic structure. Corporately responsible and beautifully packaged… its a win-win situation in terms of marketing strategy.

Read more about it on their website.