Monday, 7 September 2015

Breakfast at Ozone, London

Ozone is one of my utter favourite breakfast spots in East London. I've been meaning to write this post for over a year, during that time I've visited many times and instagrammed a fair few breakfasts. Trawling back through my photo library, I've pulled together all my photos to create this blog post.

Ozone Coffee Roasters, tucked away on Leonard Street, provides classic dishes alongside quality coffee, and the vibe is distinctly lacking in hipster, apart from the endless rows of beards and MacBooks lined up at the bar (we are in Shoreditch after all!)

But this is no Porridge or Cereal Killer Cafe, the brunch menu offers hearty meals including Baked Eggs, with Cheddar, Baked Beans and Sourdough (£8.50), alongside Portobello Mushrooms on Sourdough with Swiss Cheese, Basil and Creme Fraiche (£8.90). Their Eggs Benedict on Bubble and Squeak Cakes with Hollandaise (£10.50-includes a choice of protein in the form of smoked salmon, halloumi, pork belly or bacon), are pretty special too.

Eggs Benny like you've never eaten it before

Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon

Ozone's Eggs Florentine

Mushrooms on sourdough with swiss cheese - breakfast genius

Baked eggs with a twist of baked beans

The warehouse-feel to the venue gets extremely busy, but if you walk by the takeaway coffee counter, with its selection of cakes and patisseries, you can usually find a seat at the bar overlooking the kitchen so you can watch the chefs work their magic, spooning ladles of egg into smoking-hot pans, while you sip an extremely good latte.

After you've made your way through your breakfast, be sure to wander downstairs to checkout the on-site roastery which might tempt you to buy a bag of artisan beans. The founders are coffee connoisseurs, so you definitely don't want to miss out on these beans.

Ozone Coffee Roasters
11 Leonard Street
London EC2A 4AQ
(+44) 20 7490 1039

Now open for evening dining. Also offers barista training.