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Hatching Plans at Egg Break

The humble egg has become a rather fashionable food in London. Low in calories, high in protein, rich in iron and containing all nine amino acids, it’s no surprise that the delicate oval now has several restaurants dedicated to cooking it in all manner of ways. Personally I love a good egg and I was excited (that’s right not egg-cited, this will not be a post full of egg puns!) to try Egg Break, the brand new cafe celebrating this simple ingredient.
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Ok, from the outside it’s more greasy spoon than silver spoon, but I like the humour in the sign. Egg Break is a fun place that doesn’t take itself too seriously and despite being owned by the super cool Soho House Group, it’s not trying to be anything slick and exclusive. Located off the main road in a more residential area of Notting Hill, the cafe is a bit of a hidden gem and it’s not being heavily advertised either…it’s somewhere you could easily miss.
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The interior has a shabby chic vibe including a bar to mix up your best bloody Mary hangover cures, and an smaller seating area upstairs…egg-break
And a bigger basement below, apparently the whole place is packed on the weekend with people seeking out the best brunches to start their day…Egg-Break DSC_0156
I was meeting Pooja, Head of Marketing for Soho House in the UK for what promised to be a rather cracking delicious lunch…what is it about eggs and puns? I promise to try not to use any more in this post though it’s sooooo tempting to make a few yolks jokes. Anyway…Soho House Group is made up of a collection of private members clubs both in the UK and internationally, they also own several restaurants and hotels that are open to the public. I’ve been a member myself for five years and I love the vibe at the houses, when I’ve visited the New York, Miami and LA clubs there’s a feeling of being in a home away from home. All have a similar type of casual yet cool decor but with an individual style that suits the location.
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The main menu at Egg Break is broken down into basics, buns, bigger plates and salads with so many tempting choices such as spaghetti carbonara with poached egg, broken eggs with chorizo and classics such as avocado on toast. There’s also a selection of hot drinks, smoothies, milkshakes, juices and cocktails so you’re covered for every time of day…

After so much indulgence on holiday (I mean did you read my reviews of Tippling Club and Restaurant Andre?), I’m afraid I’m sticking to salads at the moment. My three-way salad came with quinoa, sprouting lentils, carrots and sprouted wheat bread and of course, a perfectly poached egg.DSC_0131-2
Poached is my favourite form of egg preparation and just look at that beautifully runny yolk total #eggporn! The salad was beautifully seasoned and as eggs and quinoa are high in satiety, the dish was very filling. It was so healthy, the kind of food that makes you feel good. Having said that, I couldn’t help but have a *little* food envy for Pooja’s choice.
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Fried chicken, egg, green tomatoes, red onion and mayo on brioche, it’s her favourite dish at the restaurant and it’s such a simple dish but perfectly prepared.Egg-Break
She also ordered a side dish of crisp hash browns, which by the way are amazing value at £2 for a plate! As we went to work on our eggs, Pooja filled me in on the latest happenings at Soho House such as the recent opening of their rustic hotel in Oxford, Soho Farmhouse, and Farm Shop, a restaurant in Bicester Village. There are so many exciting up coming plans including new club houses, pop-up restaurants and hotels and I can’t wait to visit some of these delicious sounding places. We also chatted away to the staff and manager of Egg Break who were so fun and lovely and made the café even more cosy and inviting.

We also had to order a dessert, for the photos you understand, and Pooja informed me that the pancakes were certainly the most instagrammable dish 😉
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Dutch baby pancakes, raspberries, almonds and powered sugar on a kitchy china plate certainly fit the bill.

At the moment Egg Break is open Wednesday to Sunday from 7am to 6pm but from 14th September they will be open 7 days a week from 8am – 10pm. I must say it was a truly eggs-cellent lunch, where I was given the Royale treatment, plus it’s really rather cheep.

How do you like your eggs in the morning? 

Egg Break
30 Uxbridge Street
London
W8 7TA

020 3535 8300

My eggs were complimentary for the review

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  • Ahhh I love Egg Break! Such a fun restaurant and amazing food. Definitely one that I’ll be going back to.

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  • Poached eggs are definitely the way to go! Love a good runny yolK! x

  • ninegrandstudent

    I love a good egg! I don’t think much can beat a good boiled egg though! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • The salt on that egg looks delicious! I keep hearing good things about this place…the dutch pancakes seem to be the way to go (while the salted caramel dessert I hear is a mega letdown). Now I’m more keen to try it!

    • I hadn’t heard that about the salted caramel. I don’t think the pancakes would let you down 🙂
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • Catherine Lux

    Oh my gosh, it looks awesome!! I’m yet to try Egg Break, but it’s firmly on my list after seeing so many instagram shots and blog posts about it!

    C x | Lux Life

    • Ooooh yes! I think you’d really enjoy it 🙂
      Lots of love,

      Angie

  • I don’t know what I want more, the chicken dish or the hash browns! x

  • I really wish I ate egg because I’m such a huge fan of eggporn. Haha! Those hash browns look nice, though!

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • The food here does look seriously good! Can’t believe you went for a salad though haha, so many amazing options! But glad it was yummy 🙂 That burger looks amaaaaazing. Need to get my ass over to the West End! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • I love this concept of an egg restaurant and we were seriously impressed by The Farm Shop at Bicester, amazing free-range chicken

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • I’d love to try the Farm Shop, I’ll definitely give it a try if I’m up that way.
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • This places looks EGGSCELLENT! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  • You’re so good for sticking to salad! I adoreeee eggs – so versatile and packed full of goodness. Glad that you had a lovely lunch, stunning pictures as always! x

    http://www.ellebloggs.com

  • TravelWithNanoB

    I LOVE me some eggs! I enjoy them in any shape or form, although the perfect runny yolk of a poached egg makes my heart stop every time! I liked the interior design of the place, felt homey and cozy. You know Angie, the more I read your blog, the more I think I will be in serious trouble next time I visit London – so many great places to eat, I will have hard time deciding where to go! 🙂

    • …it’s seriously worse when you live in the same city! 😀

      • TravelWithNanoB

        Hahaha I believe that! I mean, I’d be spending all my monthly salary on eating out. 😀

        • Lol! I’m so glad I could inspire you both with some fun places!
          Lots of love,A
          Angie

  • Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    I can safely say I would have gone with the non – salad option here but I wish I had your self discipline because how, HOW did you refrain from trying those pancakes?!

  • Love and Limoncello

    An eggy restaurant something I have to be in the mood for. I love the fact there are healthy options. Xx

    Zoe | Love and Limoncello

  • Aftab Pathan

    This post makes me so eggstatic! I love places that base their menus around eggs. Safe to say, the dessert looks positively instagrammable! Love it.

    Aftab | Fresh And Fearless

  • Oh God this place looks amazing! I’ve heard so many great things and your pictures have come out beautifully!

    Tahira | http://ramblingsofafoodaddict.com/

  • Alina Isaev

    Looks delish! 🙂

    The Fairytale Pretty Picture

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