Old Spitalfields Market never ceases to amaze me. As soon as you think you have it all sussed out, you discover something that you have walked past and never noticed previously. One sunny Saturday late morning, we craved some brunch. As Valentina was in the area visiting Benefit for some beauty treats, it made sense to eat local.
Blixen is really welcoming. A gorgeous open and light interior with a garden terrace to die for. You can sit at the tables, or circling the kitchen, there is a bar top where you can have a clear view of kitchen prep.
The menu is simple and on one page which makes it easier to order from what is a great selection of goodness. They have some house sodas which are refreshing. We ordered a cranberry & vanilla, as well as Lemon, raspberry & dill. The flavours shine through the lightly carbonated drinks. For food, I opted for the potato rosti piled with poached eggs, salt beef and mustard hollandaise. This was set off with a side of avocado. My girl had potato rosti with spinach, poached eggs and parmesan and extra bacon on the side. Everything tasted lush. Big portions for a big appetite, certain perfect to set you up for the rest of your day.
Price wise, it is reasonable with nothing much over £10 for brunch. Blixen is brought to you by Clive Watson, co-founder of The Garrison, Village East and Riding House Cafe. So he is no stranger to simple and tasty food. It fits in nicely at Old Spitalfields Market with their fair share of chainy type food outlets. It is always nice to have some individuality as a choice.
65a Brushfield Street
London E1 6AA
T. 020 7101 0093