Normally, I flee Notting Hill as quickly as possible, finding the land of perfect hair and dazzlingly white teeth unbearably intimidating. Even its tube station is terrifying – all those poised & confident teenagers (whatever happened to spending your teenage years wearing the most unflattering clothes you can find and hiding behind your fringe?). This time, however, hunger won out over fear and I’m glad it did, because I stumbled across a real find: Eggbreak, tucked away on Uxbridge Street.
This tiny but cosy restaurant describes itself as a “neighbourhood kitchen” and specialises, unsurprisingly, in egg-based dishes – great news for anyone like me who doesn’t eat meat as there were plenty of vegetarian options on offer. It took me a while to decide what to have, but when I eventually plumped for the Corn Cakes with Spinach, Poached Eggs & Sriracha Hollandaise, it was definitely the right choice – I would have licked the plate clean if I could’ve done so without embarrassing myself. In fact, so tasty was it that I persuaded myself that I needed a dessert – my second great decision of the day. In case you are wondering, a Salted Milk Chocolate Pot with Miso Crumble is every bit as delicious as it sounds.