Good morning East Siders and friends… It’s Sunday, it’s July and the weather is horrible. We’ve got two options guys, either we stay in bed fighting yet another hangover OR… we storm out and carpe that diem. At the end of the day, It’s still Sunday and let’s to forget every Sunday (or Saturday) will forever be a brunch dedicated day.
So, whilst i’ll try to make an introduction to another favourite of mine “Workshop” i’ll also have to share yesterday’s experience…
9am and the alarm goes off… *shit* it’s Saturday and I have an alarm on yes… Last month I got Robin a coffee Masterclass ticket as gift for our one year anniversary and while he was as excited as a little child who was preparing to go into a toy shop… I on the other hand had a rough start due to the previous night’s shenanigans (aka hangover). Long story short, he pushes me out of the bed and we head towards Clerkenwell… walking, or more like jogging in order to be there on time.
A heavy head, a messed up stomach and with a boyfriend all excited leading the way… the only thing that kept me going was the divine french toast (please note – the BEST french toast EVER) that Worksphop serves.
9.56am and we’re there, only to be told that we were at the wrong place, as the coffee master classes were at another brunch in holborn. The uber was unresponsive and so …we again found ourselves storming the empty streets of Clerkenwell all the way to holborn. Good thing is that we made it with 5′ delay and Robin could finally indulge in his little session. However, I decided to head back to Clerkenwell and enjoy that french toast after all…
I guess what I want to leave you with, is that this french toast is SO good, that a hangover and several km’s of walking on a heavy head and messed up stomach is definitely worth it.
An americano and a french toast later, I was feeling like myself again, full of energy to take on the world! and so I did… the day was filled with activities, exercising, partying… (she said being still 24… give me a few more years and I doubt the americano would still do the job).
On another note, let’s not forget that the Workshop, is a coffee roaster shop before anything else and their coffee is definitely one of the best in London (check LCF – London coffee festival reviews for more).
The Clerkenwell branch, is cozy, wooden (whatever that means) and very friendly. Watch out for the super eager waiters filling up your water glass every 2′ max.
Another must try, are their organic eggs, whether scrambled, poached or fried, I can guaranteed you’re up for a treat. Add a side of avo or smoked salmon or even their incredible mushrooms should do the job.
Definitely one of my go to’s and highly recommended for any occasion whether it’s a quick coffee, a hefty brunch or just a nice lunch, Workshop is cool, vibrant and warm.