Egg Break, Notting Hill, London
The humble egg has always been an integral part of my family’s cuisines. No matter what meal of the day or what occasion, it’s there in one form in another. A quaint little cafe that celebrates the egg in London is Egg Break, based in Notting Hill. We were around the corner and decided to check it out.
The folks behind Soho House and Hoxton Hotel Group bring Egg Break to the city. So there is some pedigree to its establishment. Almost every dish on this no-reservations cafe uses eggs. The space is -surprisingly- dark but otherwise makes for a nice little catch up spot. As my friend Davina and I did as we dined.
For £10 I had the Sweet potato rosti with goats cheese, honey, pinenuts, dill yoghurt, and poached eggs. I love all the ingredients on this list, but the dish didn’t wow me as much as I was hoping for. The goats cheese slice is extremely thick and that dominates the flavours on the plate. My main disappointment was that the poached egg was less than stellar, the white was a bit all over the place which didn’t make for the most appetising execution/ appearance. The rosti itself is nice, I could have done with less of the kale bed and a touch more crispiness.
Davina’s order was for the baked eggs with yoghurt, with some very buttered bread. It reminds me of the version I had back in Hobart at the Pollen Tea Room.
Good size for a brunch and the setting and staff are perfect for this time of the day. I don’t think there was anything here excellent, so I wouldn’t recommend Egg Break as a destination cafe. The dishes could have been a bit more stunning, a bit more better executed, a bit better balanced. However, it more than does the job if you’re around this part of town and craving some… eggs.