BRUNCH AT BRICKWOOD, CLAPHAM

I love brunch.

I REALLY REALLY LOVE BRUNCH. A lot.

Breakfast has always been my favourite meal of the day and brunch just manages to take it to a whole new level. Cos there’s more food choices and you can drink alcohol.

(Which I find actually tends to improve most things in life.)

Last weekend Gary and I decided to treat ourselves to brunch at Brickwood Clapham.

I thought we’d managed to do most of the brunch spots around our side of town, but I spotted this place on one of my Instagram binges last week and couldn’t believe I’d missed it!

It’s right outside Clapham Common station, next to Honky Tonk and my fave tapas restaurant, and is usually rammed apparently, but we managed to drag ourselves out of bed early enough  to grab the very last available table for two.

Even then, there was a long queue of people waiting for bigger tables and takeaway coffees.

First impressions: BUSY. TINY. SQUISHED. But so cute. Lots of wood and stone and pretty green touches. Would be a fantastic place to take a laptop and work in!

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The service is super fast, and we quickly ordered and received two coffees. They weren’t quite hot enough but the blend is SO GOOD. I’d actually received a bag of their ground coffee a few months back and it was as good as I remembered it!

For brunch, Gary ordered the sweet potato, feta and poached eggs on sourdough toast drizzled with kale pesto, which was AMAZING. I nicked some of it and then went back for more cos it was so good.

So health, so yum.

The whole menu is inspired by Aussie and Kiwi cuisine, so it’s all super healthy and sunshiny and delicious.

I had the smashed avocado on toast, with poached eggs and grilled chorizo. The avo was very under-seasoned (where that salt and lemon juice at yo?) but the eggs were PERFECT.

Like, for real the best poached eggs I’ve ever had. Huge and fresh and so perfectly cooked!

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Shall we take a closer look at that egg?

OK. If you insist…

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BAM. YOLK PORN OR WHAT?

So good.

Add a bit more seasoning to that avo and it would have been pretty much there!

We also had a yummy green juice to share and more coffees to finish with, and the whole bit came to about £16 each, which I thought was pretty reasonable.

(I mean, still not great… but it’s London. So y’know. Reasonable-ish.)

The only issue we really had was with the space. Poor old Gary kept getting bashed about every time somebody tried to walk past cos the walkway was too small.

They’ve got an outdoor seating area though, and I bet in Summer time it’s going to be gorgeous! :)

BRICKWOOD (CLAPHAM)

16 CLAPHAM COMMON SOUTH SIDE
LONDON
SW4 7AB

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  • This place sounds perfect for a summer brunch but I might steer clear of that under seasoned avocado.

    Emma Inks

  • I now want to eat all the eggs! Xx

  • Just down the road from where my aunt and uncle live (where I stay when I’m in town). I shall have to visit!

    • Charlie Elliott

      I come too please thank you

  • There’s so much to explore in Clapham! I was there two weeks ago helping my friend move and they have the quirkiest shops ever ^___^ super duper cute and YES YOLK PORN FOR SHO. It sucks that places have a long queue, I tend to give up very easily when I have wait for ages and ages! Will keep this on the list if I ever drop by the area again woop woop!

    Cherie x
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  • ninegrandstudent

    Major craving for eggs and my food delivery isn’t due until tomorrow evening D:

    One thing I hugely miss about London is the brunch spots – there’s NOTHING in my home town, and the places in Canterbury just don’t cut it… x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • Charlie Elliott

    THAT YOLK IS NO JOKE

  • Love the sound of that sweet potato, feta and poached eggs. And what yolk porn! Very naughty. xx

  • That avocado toast looks amazing!

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  • SUCH BRUNCH. WE NEED TO BRUNCH. Sad to hear about the avocado, it can totally make or break a brunch for me!

  • Aw it’s so pretty there, I love the bare stone walls! Can’t handle yolk porn right now though, I’m giving the vegan challenge a go for February (keep slipping up, apparently Chai lattes aren’t vegan who would have known…) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

  • Aw it’s so pretty there, I love the bare stone walls! Can’t handle yolk porn right now though, I’m giving the vegan challenge a go for February (keep slipping up, apparently Chai lattes aren’t vegan who would have known…) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

  • Josie

    This looks so yum! And cracking up at yolk porn x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  • THIS LOOKS DELICIOUS. I live in Brixton so Clapham is definitley achievable even on a horrible hangover…. xxx
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  • Island Living 365

    That looks like such a pretty place to eat and the food looks lush too! :-)

  • Island Living 365

    That looks like such a pretty place to eat and the food looks lush too! :-)

  • Brunch is the breakfast of kings (yeah I totally made that up…)

  • Katy Queen of Brunch! That egg looks amaze! x

  • Okay, I NEED those sweet potatoes inside my belly!

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  • I don’t think I’ve ever actually gone for brunch anywhere, or had it… so I need some in my life ASAP! I actually prefer fried eggs but that yolk does look delicious!

    hannatalks

  • Some definite yolk porn there lol! And now I’m hungry.

    The LDN Diaries

  • Both of those meals look soooo delicious. Damn. I need to get out more haha!

  • Yolks. The Yolks. Next on your list is MUD, Tooting! Immy x

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