Megan’s Delicatessen – Chelsea

Reviewed on February 17th, 2011 by Dina

Megan’s Deli is the perfect place for a Sunday brunch! This café is small and cute and has small seating areas over a couple of floors. What makes this café special is if you head down the steep stairs, it opens out into a little outdoor garden area.

Here it feels like you have been transported into some sort of country house garden. The tables are dressed with green chequered tablecloths and there are bowls of fresh fruit on the tables. If you go a little earlier in the afternoon, then your luck should be in to catch some of the sunshine in this walled garden area.

There are a range of items and drinks for the Sunday brunch.  A great way to start off is with the freshly squeezed orange juice. It’s of a good size and very refreshing. The scrambled eggs were cooked to perfection and served with some hearty thick granary bread. A filling meal for a lazy Sunday and there were no complaints at all with this brunch!

Megan’s Deli also serve salads and quiches. These seemed to be on a self service basis from the counter inside. It all looked fresh but I would have preferred it if the food had been covered in a counter fridge and also if it was served by the staff.

The staff were good, friendly and relaxed. They did not bother us or rush to take our order. But it was easy to get their attention when we were ready to order!

Megan’s Deli is definitely one of my top places to go to for brunch and I’m sure that I will be returning for another lazy Sunday brunch!

Megan’s Delicatessen, 571 Kings Road, London, SW6 2EB

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Cafe De La Paix – Chelsea

Reviewed on September 30th, 2010 by Dina

If you want a good range of teas and hot drinks, then Cafe De La Paix is right up your street! They have the regular tea bag teas, herbal teas, coffees, soy milk, but they also have a few extra special teas!

It was difficult to decide between the chai tea and the mint tea and I eventually decided on the latter! The mint tea did not disappoint; it was fresh mint leaves served with a couple of red berries in the glass!

If you are a fan of ginger, then I would recommend the ginger and lemon tea. This drink has big thick slices of ginger and chunks of lemon. I’ve never seen so much ginger in a drink, but then again, I’m not a huge ginger tea drinker! This ginger drink was sweetened with honey!

Cafe De La Paix does a range of sandwiches, cakes, pastries, soups, and pasta dishes too. The staff were friendly and fairly relaxed. The cafe dining area was ok but some of the tables were a little too close together. It was quite a busy cafe though!

Cafe De La Paix, 159 Kings Road, London, SW3 5TX

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Bluebird Cafe – Chelsea

Reviewed on April 29th, 2010 by Dina

Bluebird Cafe makes up just one part of the Bluebird Courtyard, which includes the cafe, restaurant, shop and bakery. It has a lovely outdoor seating area with the heaters to stop you getting chilly!

The interior has a black and white theme with its black wooden chairs and chequered floor. It feels like quite an informal dining environment, perfect for a Sunday brunch!

The homemade tomato soup was flavoursome and thick but slightly peppery. It had basil pesto drizzled through it. The soup was served with a few slices of walnut and raisin bread. The bread was fresh and delicious!

The breakfast tea was served by the pot. The teacup was quite small compared to regular sized tea cups! The staff were really friendly and we got service with a smile! The food and drink were served fairly promptly as well!

The cafe is a good place to sit and watch the world go by on Kings Road. It is also nice as it at the quieter end of Kings Road!

Bluebird Cafe, 350 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UU

Rating: ★★★½☆

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