BRUNCH. My favourite meal of the day.

On Sunday, Vicky and I woke up super early and decided that eggs and coffee were the only cure for the poor life choices we’d made the night before (cheap pink wine. such an error.)

So we threw on some clothes and makeup (though apparently I decided a hairbrush was unnecessary) and headed down to Burnt Toast in Brixton Market.

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I was very excited. Can you tell?

Burnt Toast is a teeny-tiny bakery tucked away in a hidden corner of the market. The only seating is outdoors and it gets packed REALLY fast.

But we got there before they’d fully opened the kitchen, so we managed to snag a seat quite easily, and then ordered tea and orange juice to sip on while we looked over the menu.

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The menu includes the usual brunch favourites, with the added extra of being able to order freshly baked bread and then toast/burn yourself, which I thought was pretty cool.

We went for the pancakes: soft, fluffy and utterly delicious, served with bacon rashers and drizzled with sweet maple syrup.

Vicky LOVED these, but I found them just too sweet for breakfast.

I’m much more of a savoury girl, so the Eggs Royale were right up my street!

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Perfectly soft-poached eggs and smoked salmon, served on home-made toast and smothered in creamy hollandaise sauce. DIVINE. Genuinely one of the best brunches I’ve ever had.

Want to see a closeup of those eggs again?

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By the time we’d finished our food and ordered coffees, every seat was completely full and there was a queue of people waiting for a table.

This place is POPULAR.

And deservedly so.

The prices are pretty standard London brunch prices (read: pretty expensive), so it’s not somewhere I’d go every week.

But I WILL be going again at some point.

Yummy food, ace service and very, very Instagrammable.

What’s not to love?

(Plus I really reaaaally want to try their waffle and fried chicken!)

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PS. This photo of me facing the wrong direction and looking vaguely crazed?

I’d just spotted someone else’s Eggs Benedict on their way out of the kitchen. Made with bacon instead of ham and looking all kinds of beautiful.

I’m easily distracted.


PS. More London restaurants: Tapas in Clapham and Taylor Street Baristas!

  • I love your face in these photos.

  • Oh my god…… I was doing so well not snacking today, but seeing this goegeous little meal is making me want to go and ravenously eat the pack of pancakes hiding in my bread bin!
    Nice blog :) x

    • Hahaha I’m so so sorry. But hey, if you already bought them, you’re gonna have to eat them at some point right? ;) #enabler xx

  • More food on your blog! Love it.

  • I have wanted to try this place for a while now, I need to get up early and give it a go after seeing those epic eggs!

    • Do it Emma! They open at 10am, but are packed by 11am, so definitely get there early :) it’s so worth it! xxx

  • OMG #eggporn and #coffeeporn all at once!!

    Lots of love,

  • Waffles with chicken and maple syrup . . . interesting!! I’ve not seen the toast thing before, it’s a novel idea! xx

    • Not the usual breakfast fare is it haha? I really want to try it though! :D xx

  • Meghan

    Oh my word!!! Now I am hungry…. that poached egg meal has me drooling.

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  • I am massively into smoked salmon at the moment and those eggs royal look AMAZING ! Yummm

    Petite Pomme

    • I go through phases with it! At the moment it’s in LOVE mode though haha :) I always think it feels so luxurious! xxx

  • ninegrandstudent

    Those eggs look so good – I massively crave eggs at the moment, which probably means I’m not eating enough protein! x

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  • Awww, I love that last snap of you!! This place sounds like a little gem.

    Tara x

  • Oh goodness, those eggs look delish!!

  • Alex

    Looks yummy! I went to the breakfast club on Sunday and had an amazing brunch, can’t beat it on the weekend.

    Lovely blog by the way, you have a new follower :)

    Would love if you checked out mine sometime..


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    • I’ve not been to the actual breakfast club yet, but they had a stall at FEAST last year and it was GLORIOUS. They’re potato and chorizo hash deserves a monument <3 xx

  • Looks so divine!! xx

  • Gingi Edmonds Freeman

    That looks so yummy! I am totally jealous!!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just thought I’d drop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same – or better yet! – keep in touch! <3 –

  • Sinead Dreaming

    The food looks amazing, seriously…those eggs!! Looks like a really cute spot, I love eating outdoors :) x

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    • There’s just something about eating outdoors isn’t there? Food always tastes better I find!! :) xxx

  • Rosa Mimmino

    Seems a lovely place!! And you look good even without hairbrush :))


  • Brunch is my favourite meal of the day too! Jinx! xx

  • asha

    These are great photos!

    • Thank you so much Asha! They’re a combination of my iPhone4S and friend’s iPhone 5S :) xxx

  • Christina Langner

    Oooh it looks so yummy it’s been ages since i had a good old english breakfast!

    much love xxx


    • Oooh, do you know, I haven’t actually had a full English in ages. I always seem to go for eggs and hollandaise combinations these days! Definitely need to try the full next time though :) xxx

  • Those eggs look sooooo good! The pancakes look delicious too, athough I generally prefer savoury stuff for breakfast as well :) xx


    • Yep. I just can’t stomach that much sugar in the morning! Eggs > pancakes any day fo teh week for me ;) xxx

  • Kelly Han

    This looks absolutely delicious! I definitely need to do this sometime with a couple of friends

    That coffee looks amazing :)

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    Hope you’re having a beautiful day! xx

    • It’s definitely worth it Kelly! It does get super busy though, so I’d get there as early as you can!! (they open at 10am) xx

  • Drool immediately began to develop when I clicked on your post which only worsened once I saw the eggs. Hehe. I’m going to eat my lunch now and lament that I’m not having brunch somewhere awesome. :-) xo

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    • Hahaha sorry about that Kimmy!!!! I did leave a disclaimer though this time ;) xxx

  • Ohhhh this all looks so good! All I want is those eggs royale!! xx

  • Lucy

    I can see why this made your 10 good things post this looks so yummy. I really do love my breakfasts. Brixton market on a week evening and you can work your way round to have a starter, main and dessert in different restaurants. Favourites there is a great pancake restaurant and of Fromage and Champagne yummy Lucy x

    • OHHHH this is such a good idea!!! Definitely need to try this with my friend :)

      We walked past Fromage & Champagne on our way home. Looks fantastic! xx

  • That first photo is still making me chuckle :)
    I am forever checking out what other people have on their table, and I’m usually left feeling like I made the wrong decision!
    This all looks SO yummy and now I’m going to spend the rest of the morning hungry, suddenly the porridge I just had seems boring!
    Chloe x

    • Teehee!

      Food envy is a real problem in my life haha. Usually I try my companion’s dish and then actually feel like I made the right choice though :) xxx

  • Oh man, this is top notch #foodporn & #coffeeporn right here. I love the cute places like this tucked away in Brixton. Have you been to Rosie’s Deli? They do the most amazing cinnamon french toast with fig jam, prosciutto and maple syrup – NOM!


    • Ooooh I haven’t but it is SO going on my list!!!!! Fig jam?? <3 xxx

  • looks lovely. I love finding places to eat in London. Noted down for my next trip.:)

    • Same here! I’m always torn between trying new places and going back to awesome favourites like this one :D xx

  • Hannah Webster

    This all looks amazing! We don’t have any nice brunch places near me so I love trying new ones when we’re away, will definitely remember this for next time we’re in London :) x

    • It’s definitely one to look out for if you can Hannah! :) are you down very often in London? xx

      • Hannah Webster

        I hadn’t been but I’m hoping I will be a lot more in future, I’m slowly falling in love with it again! x

  • Bernadette

    Wow those pictures of food sure made my stomach growl with hunger even though it’s 11pm over here right now. Great post.

  • Your brunch looks so delicious it is making me hungry! Obviously reading this to close to tea time :) Gisforgingers xx

  • Jo Fisher

    This looks incredible (sorry, catching up with my posts this week!) – as a huge fan of brunch I so wish I lived nearer London so I could enjoy places like this! That eggs looks to die for!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • Jessie

    Stop posting pictures of amazing pancakes!!! :)

    I live in London too, and definitely need to try some of these wonderful brunch places, it’s my favourite meal!

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