Cut The Mustard

Cafe near Tooting

South Londoners this cafe in Tooting is for you. Set a few streets back from Tooting Broadway is the unassuming, modern and cosy Cut The Mustard. It is a gem of a cafe that bakes unbelievably tasty sourdough in house and serves up hearty dishes.  We ventured in on a Saturday afternoon for brunch.
cafe in tooting


Cut the Mustard serves North London roasters Campbell & Syme coffees – we had flat whites (£2.70) to start.  A fresh carrot & ginger juice (£3.50) was also a nice zingy addition to brunch.
cafe in tooting


The menu offers a good range of options from pancakes, granola to fully cooked comforting breakfasts.  We chose the latter opting for “The Priory”(£11).  This is most certainly recovery on a plate – brunch SOS.  The base of the dish is Ginger pig bacon lardons cooked with homemade baked beans .  Cubed stacks of sliced potato with crispy exteriors sit on top with melt-in-your-mouth creamy texture – fabulous.  Mingled with the soft golden yolks from 2 poached eggs was heaven.  There is a great tangy homemade brown sauce on the plate too and a slice of fried sourdough.  Perfect for mopping up the delish beany sauce, this sourdough is one of my faves I have had.  A huge thumbs up for this dish, I could honestly eat it every weekend.
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There are also a range of hearty sandwiches.  We tried the 106 Sclater Street (£7.50)– salt beef smoked emmental cheese, mustard & house pickles.  Using the fabulous sourdough meant this sandwich had a great base, the salt beef was generous and the pickles were lovely and sharp.
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There is care and attention to every element of the dishes at this gorgeous cafe near Tooting.  From the excellent sourdough (baked by the owner and a regular sell out) to the in house pickling and homemade sauces, we were super impressed. There is a friendly, laid back vibe to sit in and wile away an hour or two and we highly recommend this spot for a special brunch.  The baked goods looked great too so coffee and cake is a must for my next trip.
East London Girl: Cut The Mustard
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