Breakfast, one of the most important meals of the day. It can be the answer to a hangover, a gap filler covering both lunch and dinner or a just plain start to a busy day. I mostly skip the full-on cooked affair in favour of a cup of tea and cheeky croissant en route to work. At weekends, if I have the time, I may indulge in scrambled eggs on toast, but it is not something that I give too much effort to. My cooking expertise is mainly saved for dinner time.
On a recent visit to Putney, the morning after the night before required a local brekkie so we headed up the high street and discovered Boma on the corner next to the River Thames. Boma pitches itself as an independent group of neighbourhood restaurants. I agree as they don’t appear on the normal high streets, seemingly preferring more of a residential balance. Instead, they do have a local feel, based in Wandsworth Bridge Road and New Kings Rd, as well as Putney. A chilled place, full of couples and small groups lining their stomachs before attending Rugby, we sat to the rear. I would probably prefer to sit near the front next time to enjoy the natural daylight.
The staff effortlessly bounce around the room taking orders and are interestingly spry for a Sunday. The menu is small and a bit more cool than traditional, with the presence of sourdough bread, sweet potato and of course, avocado. Our choices included Chorizo and sweet potato baked egg in a terracotta pot with a side of avocado on toast and for my guest, it was smashed avocado on toasted sourdough with whipped sriracha and feta plus a side of bacon at an extra £2. The food was good. I had a cheeky bloody mary with my breakfast which was tasty and my companion had a more healthy option of fruit mix.
Having looked at their wesite, the lunch and evening dishes look absolutely inviting. I spotted octopus with samphire and a whopper of a burger will melted cheese dripping down the side. I may have to factor in an evening visit for sure.
4 – 6 Putney High Street
020 8785 2708