THE CORNER HOUSE
Café in Hammersmith
The Corner House is a brunch/lunch spot-come-deli-come-play area in Brook Green. Nestled between Hammersmith & Kensington it’s an easily accessible spot to pop in for a bite! We ventured over on a Sunday for brunch. Despite some pretty little tables outside, we opted for a window spot indoors due to lacklustre weather. The space is bright, modern and has tall ceilings with homely touches paired with friendly service.
There are a good range of freshly made smoothies and juices on the menu. We tried the apple and green (£4.50) which had apple cucumber, spinach, celery, ginger and lemon. It was refreshing and a real pick-me-up! We also tried a delicious matcha latte, £3 (you could try turmeric or chai) and a nicely made cappuccino, £2.70.
We ordered classic poached eggs with smashed avocado on toast with roast bell pepper flakes (£8.50). We added a side of Severn and Wye Valley smoked salmon, £4 on top. The eggs were cooked well (one a little over!) and the hum of hot pepper flakes was spot on. Vegans, fear not – The Corner House will happily swap your eggs for tempura tofu (£1).
We also had the fig panettone French toast with poached rhubarb, mascarpone and hazelnut praline. This was an unusual twist on the standard berry French toast dishes on most menus, but seriously delicious. The panettone was thick and buttery with juicy studs of fig inside. The mascarpone was indulgent and the praline flecks gave the dish a wonderful texture. The sharp, sweet rhubarb was fabulous and if I had any complaints, it is that I would have loved even more rhubarb! I was a huge fan of this dish and really recommend it for maximum brunch satisfaction.
If you fancy something lighter the menu offers bagels, granola, rice bowls or a burger for a heavier lunch. We tried the skinny fries with spiced mayo, £3.75, and they were perfect – fluffy with bite. A great all-rounder of a menu.
The Corner House café in Hammersmith is a welcoming spot catering for daytime brunch/lunch seekers perfectly. It is very family friendly, with a downstairs play area, party hire space and a fitness class timetable too. It is the sort of spot you can sit and spend a bit of time. There are fresh cakes made in house and sourdough ordered in to buy. An impressive deli with delicious goodies takes up half the upstairs space, so perfect for picking up quality ingredients too. We certainly recommend popping in for a bite and a browse!
East London Girl: The Corner House
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