Eating Out: Caravan King’s Cross

Saturday 26 September 2015 by

Caravan King's Cross, Eating out, Brunch, London

There’s only two things that you need on a beautiful Saturday like this: good company and good food. Which is why I made my way over to King’s Cross to see MM for a spot of brunch and a lot of gossip.

Caravan is a hugely popular eatery based in the old granaries around the back of King’s Cross. The whole area, having been recently (and currently in the process of being) renovated, is just beautiful, with the canal, fountains, and chic coffee houses. Head around the corner to the skip garden, or simply sit and admire the area.

Caravan itself is a big warehouse-style café (it used to be a grain store, after all), with a seating area outside and a waiting list of around 20 minutes to get a table. It’s worth it though – with reasonably priced breakfast, brunch and lunch menus, even offering Bloody Mary’s to those so inclined.

Even better? They have gluten free bread! Just ask your server before ordering and they will make the switch for you – meaning you’re pretty much free to have anything on the menu. I opted for two poached eggs on gluten free toast and a side of avocado, with an English breakfast tea (loose leaf and enough for a couple of cups) and fresh apple juice.

The eggs – perfectly runny in the middle – were done to perfection, and the avocado was fresh and delicious. The only complaint I have there is that they charged me £4 for the avocado, and there was so much of it, I could only eat about half! Definitely a “sharing” platter rather than for one person. But the eggs on toast was just £5, and for central London, that’s not too bad for a generous brunch. MM had one of the fresh juices, which looked amazing.

They don’t take bookings during the weekend, so be prepared for a short wait as it is very popular. But it’s a great place to meet during the week too, and they do book tables then! The food is simple and tasty, with the option for takeaway coffee and food. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable but do tend to be rushed off their feet so be patient if they’re dashing past – they will always try to help as soon as possible.

It’s definitely a highlight of the area for me, and I’m planning my next visit as soon as possible.

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