There is no better feeling to waking up at the weekend knowing that ahead of you lies a relaxed and stress-free day. Forget the alarm being snoozed multiple times, waking up in the dark and trudging to the bus or tube in the cold and rain… today is a day for a leisurely brunch!
Time in London seems to fly by, and so weekends are an important time to recharge the batteries. I have noticed that the brunching culture in London (and in Cheltenham!) is becoming more and more celebrated. With bottomless brunches popping up everywhere, and the Kiwi’s championing the rise of the avo on toast, I wanted to write about one place in particular which, for me, has the perfect brunching recipe.
I first came across Flotsam & Jetsam by accident about 18 months ago. My husband and I were enjoying the annual Bellevue Road Street Fair in Wandsworth and after purchasing a couple of locally produced gifts, we were in need of a drink. I love to stare into Estate Agent windows to look at the properties for sale, and as we stood at Knight Frank’s window admiring a local Victorian two-bed we noticed a little coffee shop around the bend.
We got chatting to the staff there and discovered Flotsam & Jetsam had been open for just two weeks. The family who owned it were from New Zealand and had bought with them Kiwi recipes and sourced what is now my favourite coffee – Allpress. They do a range of food throughout the day including F&J pancakes, superfood salads and huevos rancheros. I also highly recommend trying some of their snacks from the counter. There is a delicious gluten-free zucchini bread and they have unusual cake selections (the hummingbird cake is a personal favourite).
Flotsam & Jetsam is now one of our all-time favourite brunch spots and we love trying their ever changing menu. The staff are always friendly and nothing is too much bother – I couldn’t recommend it enough! To have a look at their menu click here : https://flotsamandjetsamcafe.co.uk
TOP TIP : Get there early! There is often a queue, but the staff will take your name and the wait is never longer than around 20 mins.