Shakshuka in Camden Market
Cafe Loren is located in the heart of Camden Market in one of the entrances to the Stables Market (near Gilgamesh). It is a very sweet little Israeli coffee shop serving up all day breakfast, coffees, smoothies and cakes. It is also well known for serving some of the best shakshuka in London.
There are a few tables in this cosy little cafe, which is well decorated and has a laid back vibe. At Cafe Loren, breakfast means Shakshuka; a combination of poached eggs in tomatoes with peppers and onions. There are a few choices on the menu, they all sounded really rather delicious.
We previously tried the Homeshuka (Granny’s recipe): 2 organic poached eggs, roasted bell peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes on a bed of hummus served with pita bread and tahini on top. We also had the Balkan Shakshuka: 2 organic poached eggs, feta cheese, basil, parsley, onions, garlic, roasted bell peppers and tomatoes served with tahini and hummus. Both dishes were so flavoursome and super filling! The eggs were poached to perfection (#yolkporn) and the bread was awesome.
Cafe Loren has now added a Vegan Shakshuka to their menu and we visited again to try it out. With a tomato, onion and pepper base it has a tofu, red pepper and harissa topping and comes with a vegan bun and tahini. It is really tasty and a nice filling portion – great for brunch! We also tried the Green Shakshuka: with two poached eggs, spinach, leek, green peppers, avocado, pesto and fresh cream. It was creamy and full of flavour and a nice twist on the usual shakshuka.
The staff are so friendly and helpful and the cafe in Camden Market is just so sweet and has a great atmosphere!
East London Girl: Cafe Loren
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