Cafe Loren is located in the heart of Camden in one of the entrances to the Stables Market (near Gilgamesh). It’s a very sweet little Israeli coffee shop serving up all day breakfast, coffees, smoothies and cakes. 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 yummy, and the two we went for didn’t disappoint! We 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. Oh wow, both were so flavoursome and super filling! The eggs were poached to perfection (#yolkporn!) and the bread was awesome (we sneakily asked for more!) With our meals we tried the Peachy Greens smoothie and an Iced Latte, both were well made and tasty.
The menu has vegan options and they also offer the option of a Trio Shakshuka where for £16.50 you can try three of the Shakshuka dishes. The menu also lists the calories which normally would horrify me but seeing as the most calorific option was just 597 calories I felt pretty healthy (and full!) afterwards.
The staff are friendly and ready to help you choose the right Shakshuka for your needs! We had a lovely time here hiding away from the hustle and bustle of Camden.
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