Breakfast in Notting Hill

At the end of our spring holiday in England we drove from the Cotswolds to London for the weekend. Because there’s no way you can visit England without staying in London, right? :) I reckon there’s always a good reason to visit London.

And when you go to London, you have to go to Notting Hill.

Cliche or not, I think Notting Hill is one of the most charming parts of the city.

Since the entire area is chock-a-block with people on Saturdays, we timed our visit on a Monday morning this time. There is no market on Mondays but I didn’t really need it anyway. Instead we had plenty of room in the streets to walk around and stop for breakfast at my favourite place Gail’s Artisan Bakeryyn where there was no line at all. You can find these bakeries in other parts of London as well but I particularly like this one in Notting Hill.

The cafe is on Portobello Road, in number 138 to be exact, so it’s easy to spot. But I repeat, you’re better off visiting during the week rather than on the weekend if you have the luxury of picking a day. It’s pretty crowded during the weekends.

They have a large variety of pastries, breads, croissants, muffins, yoghurts and juices for breakfast, just take your pick. And of course they also have the full-on English breakfast. I recommend trying the delicious oatmeal and granola. Yummy! Accompanied with a big pot of English tea, of course. In my opinion tea is the finest solution to every catastrophe and conundrum that the day may bring. (I also have a card that says that so it must be true).