Ebury by Fat Macy’s take-away – Good food and love the idea

We recently heard about a new opening in the area called Abbots Manor, kind of where Chelsea, Belgravia and Pimlico meet, half way between Victoria Station and Chelsea Bridge on Ebury Bridge Road. I decided to stop by and check it out on one of my recent morning runs. The large, wooden, turquoise building sits just opposite London’s by far biggest recent development, the Chelsea Barracks. It’s impossible to miss it. Ebury by Fat Macy’s opened about two months ago during the Covid lockdown. Due to the pandemic, they only offer take-away for now, and only a reduced menu focused on breakfast, lunch and coffee. I was the only customer at the time and was greeted very friendly by the two staff, who assisted me in choosing the right dishes for myself while I was sipping a pretty decent flat white (£2.40). I opted for the spiced akkawi cheese sandwich […]

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It’s the wife’s or girlfriend’s birthday? Kova Patisserie is an idea for breakfast.

It’s Ellie’s birthday today, so I ordered some cake from Japanese-French Kova Patisserie this morning. I don’t normally eat cake, but I remembered that Ellie had banged on about Kova following several visits with her girlfriends over the past few years, so it seemed a safe guess. Kova’s tiny flagship café opened over five years ago on January 2016, during the height of the London matcha craze. Since then they’ve been famous for their matcha mille crêpes. Wafer-thin layers of French crêpes alternating with matcha-flavoured custard cream. I get easily bored when people talk about cake and I recall very vividly how terribly bored I was when Ellie spent the best of ten minutes describing the structural details of Kova’s matcha mille crêpes to me a few years ago. Can’t decide? Order three different cakes. In order to keep her from getting that monologue started all over again, I decided […]

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Kennington Lane Cafe in Vauxhall – London’s #1 Breakfast Spot?

My wife, MsB, and I used to live just across the river from Vauxhall, half way between Pimlico and Westminster tube stations, for many years, and we like to think that we still know our way around the area pretty well. So when we recently came across Kennington Lane Cafe, next to Vauxhall tube station, on Tripadvisor, while researching good breakfast places in the area, we were nearly falling out of our shoes: #1 breakfast spot in London? #2 ‘restaurant’ out of roughly 20,000 London restaurants? For a greasy spoon with the atmosphere of a badly run rural gas station? Less than a mile from Regency Cafe (our review here), a greasy spoon with all the splendor of a 1940s corner cafe, featured in many famous movies? There was only one way to find out if Kennington Lane Cafe was worth the ranking or not. Breakfast. Earlier today I finally […]

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