Weekday breakfast at Village East, Bermondsey

Bermondsey Street is my favourite road in South London for eating out, with Jose’s two Spainish eateries and comfort French food at Casse Croute. Nearby to Borough Market, and close enough to roll home to my flat, it ticks every box! Village East will undoubtably become my new weekday meeting spot now that they are serving breakfast from Monday to Friday.

Village East Breakfast

This neighbourhood restaurant is based in the former textile factory, so the decor is stylishly industrial. I joined a crowd of foodie influencers at the back of the restaurant to try out the new morning menu.

Coffees and juices were ordered all round. The coffee is roasted by Allpress Espresso in Shoreditch and had a lovely nutty taste. I was interested to see the creative choices for smoothies juices, I opted for the ‘In the pink’ made from apple, pink grapefruit juice and agave syrup, a deliciously girly drink and a great way to kick start your metabolism for the day. The ‘Cooler’ was popular amongst my colleagues a refreshing mix of coconut water, apple juice and lime.

Village East Breakfast

The menu is not as varied as the weekend brunch at Village East, and I was a little disappointed to notice some of the sweet recipes have been omitted (Malted waffles with caramelised banana and Buttermilk Pancakes). However, there is a good mix of savoury dishes, from simple Toast with homemade butter and conserves to the full Campfire breakfast with barbecue beans, fried eggs, and slow-roasted pork shoulder. Aware that I was also eating lunch out I asked for the classic Avocado on toast with chilli and coriander. It was light and tasty, though I must admit I was jealous of some of the other food round the table!

More information on Village East breakfast bookings and menu here.

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