Saturday, October 29

Le Pain Quotidien | Southwark, London


Le Pain Quotidien (meaning the daily bread) is a bakery-restaurant group founded in Brussels in 1990 by Alain Coumont. There are a few situated in London and last weekend, we accidentally stumbled across one in Southwark. In all honesty, we actually took an Uber to the area to visit The Breakfast Club, but the queue was so far out the door, we bailed and looked elsewhere, and I'm really glad we did!

Situated a block away from Borough Market, this location is a stunning warehouse-style building with exposed brick walls and a glass roof. Apparently it used to be a horse's stable!

I loved the layout of fresh bread selection on the wall inside, and variety of pastries filling the air with a beautiful doughy smell. We were seated with ease (baring in mind there were three of us with suitcases each) and the atmosphere was perfect for a Sunday morning. Not too noisy.

I enjoyed Avocado on toast, with scrambled egg and smoked salmon. Even thinking about it I'm drooling. The bread was amazing too, they use organic stone-ground flour, so delicious. I treated myself to a hot chocolate too, which arrives as a mini bowl of cream where you pour your own chocolate sauce in! Took me right back to memories of christmas in The Alps. Yum.

Thanks Le Pain, I'll be back!

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