|In a word: Hidden-gem|
|Food: Exceeds expectations for a little local cafe|
|Service: Generally good, but sometimes suffers when it’s busy at weekends|
|Presentation: Love it; simple, old school charm; wood, flowers, paperweights|
|Ambience: Weekends = buzzy. Weekdays = relaxed.|
|Location: Snug in the heart of Barnsbury a few minutes walk from Caledonian Road & Liverpool Road and a few more from Upper Street|
|Value for money: Portion and quality are spot on for the prices|
|Worth a visit?: Absolutely, it’s become a go-to weekender for us|
I’ve spent so long procrastinating and distracting myself from writing this post. I’m not quite sure why, it should be one of the easiest posts to write as I absolutely adore Sunday. Maybe a part of me doesn’t want to share the foodie love…
This is the first of many posts from our new home in London town. We’ve been here since March and i’ve got a huge backlog to get out to you, watch this space…
Finally, here it is, my review of Sunday in Barnsbury, our lovely little local cafe: simple, small in size but big on healthy eats and delightful treats.
When we can’t be bothered to throw together breakfast, which seems to happen more often than it should, you’ll find us in Sunday.
Luckily for us, Sunday is just around the corner from our flat. I’m not sure if, subconsciously, Sunday is the reason we moved there or whether it’s just an extremely happy coincidence.
Being so close, we’ll be at the front of the queue on a Sunday morning. Yes, there is a queue for your weekend breakfast. And if you haven’t booked for supper, you’ll be hard pressed to get a table in the evening at Sunday.
This little place is popular for a reason; it dishes out fantastic wholesome food, some rather divine treats, in a charming neighbourhood setting with a real buzzy atmosphere.
The breakfast menu stays pretty much the same, with the odd update every now and then, and you can always mix it up a bit by adding in a side of avocado, spicy black beans or an egg to your chosen dish, or swap out some bacon for berries.
Some of our favourite breakfast options…
And for those night owls (organised night owls who have booked in advance), a sample of the dinner menu at Sunday. The menu changes weekly so expect seasonally inspired dishes full of flavour and imagination.
We’ve only had a couple of evening meals at Sunday, mainly because it’s usually a spur of the moment decision to go and they’re fully booked. The menu is great, especially if you like a bit of meat, and there are always a couple of interesting fishy or vegetarian options.
On our first evening visit, we weren’t particularly taken by the fish or veggie mains so we opted for a selection of starters; Feta Salad, Ricotta Fritters, Beetroot Salmon Gravalax together with the English Asparagus, Broad Bean and Pea Bruschetta. Oh and some how I managed to order a side of fries.
We’ve since been back and sampled a fish and veggie option…
We keep going back time and time again because the food is great. We’re so lucky to have Sunday just around the corner.
Welcoming service, very family friendly, and regulars are always made to feel a bit special.
Sunday gets extremely busy for breakfasts and lunch over the weekend which can have an effect on the usually high standard of service, however, on the whole I think everyone copes extremely well, especially considering the size of the place. You probably wouldn’t notice it unless you’re critiquing it.
When the cafe gets busy, it tends to get pretty noisy inside, with the sound bouncing off the wooden floor and glass window right back at you. If you’re sensitive to sound, maybe come for a late breakfast, mid afternoon time when things quieten down a little or grab a table in the little garden out the back.
These things certainly hasn’t put us off going back and happily recommending it as one of our favourite places for breakfast in London.
I love the look and feel of Sunday.
Lots of wood – table, chairs, floor, panels.
Lots of fresh boho flowers and mini succulents on the tables.
Glass – big windows, paperweights, and jars for drinks.
I suppose it’s got a shabby chic feel to it, and I love it!
Value for money:
I love getting the bill at Sunday…mainly because it looks so pretty, and I feel you get what you pay for. At Sunday that’s a decent portion of wholesome nutritious ingredients whipped up into a tasty dish, with the odd ‘not so good for the body, but fantastic for the soul’ treat!
T: +44 (0)20 7607 3868
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