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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Breakfast at Brew, Wimbledon Village


Another great little antipodean cafe in London, Brew is located in Wimbledon Village, a hop skip and a jump from The Common where people take long strolls on Sundays between breakfast and a roast, wearing hunter wellies and walking dogs of all shapes and sizes. 

Brew's decor feels clean, with white walls and wooden tables, while strange antlers, vases of flowers, a selection of books and colourful rugs on the wall create a homely atmosphere.

It is busiest is at 11am on a Sunday, so be prepared to wait a little while for a table. But the front of the cafe has tables open to the elements, and if you ask nicely you can borrow warm blankets and furs to keep you cozy. 

As I walked in, families were enjoying a relaxed weekend get-together. A large vase of flowers adorned the table surrounded by a scattering of weekend newspapers and supplements. This gave Brew a lovely chilled vibe, even though it was busy, no one was rushed to finish their Sunday brunch.

Inside Brew, Wimbledon Village

A busy Sunday morning in Wimbledon Village

Scattered magazines and a homely bunch of flowers

We started with an oreo milkshake served in a milk bottle and a chai latte while we perused the extensive menu

So kitsch 

I decided on the Turkish Eggs - poached eggs, hung yoghurt and hot chilli butter with toasted pide (8.90), while my friend had Eggs Florentine (8.90).

Turkish eggs at Brew, Wimbledon

Brew's eggs Florentine

It was the first time I had come across Turkish Eggs - or Çılbır - and I was very excited to have found yet another great breakfast recipe. The thick hung natural yoghurt offset the spice from the chilli butter. It was a goey dish of creamy goodness with two poached eggs delicately sat on top - very satisfying to dunk pieces of oiled Turkish pide bread into. 

Brunch time at Brew

A weekend breakfast feast

Brew
21 High Street
Wimbledon, London
SW19 5DX

020 8947 4034