Chamomile Café is located just a ten minute walk from Chalk Farm, Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park Stations and oozes comfort and charm. The cafe seats a fair few people – although these seats get quickly snapped up so be prepared to wait at weekends but it is worth it. Serving up freshly prepared food and coffee which changes daily, they also have a weekend brunch menu and weekend afternoon tea too.
Their dishes are seasonal and very varied, some are super healthy and some are indulgent but I hear that all are delicious! We had a lovely Sunday brunch in Chamomile, opting for the Full English: with fried eggs, smoked bacon, sausages, roast tomato, field mushroom and toast and the Full veggie: with fried eggs, veggie sausages, beans, roast tomato, field mushroom and toast. Both were the perfect portion, filling but not too much and all the ingredients were high quality and fresh. You have the option to swap anything you don’t fancy for extra of others which is really great. I loved the veggie sausage; it was like a sausage shaped hash brown – so good! The mushrooms were big and juicy and tasted amazing and the eggs were perfectly cooked too.
I had a lovely almond milk latte to go with my meal, which was a really decent cup of coffee – brewed with fresh hand roasted beans (in West London!) which are specifically blended for Chamomile and delivered each week on the roasting day. In addition to this all the staff are trained baristas – talk about coffee commitment!
The owners and staff say they take pride in their restaurant and the quality of food they produce and this shines through in the café. The food was great, the staff and owners were so lovely and the fact that it was packed out with regulars shows that Chamomile is more than just a café. We loved our brunch at Chamomile – I would definitely recommend it and we’ll certainly be going back.
On Wednesday 15th November Chamomile Café is running an evening learning about Picasso featuring a Picasso expert Sir Frederick Mulder, CBE. The event has been created to raise funds for Refugee Trauma Initiative which is a great cause. Tickets cost £25 and included in this cost is a buffet meal and a drink.
East London Girl: Chamomile Cafe