A Brunch Date at Cafe Miami, London

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Best pancakes in London, Bumpkin BettyIt’s no secret that I love a good brunch. And if I can combine that good brunch with my love of pastel coloured crockery and pretty interiors then I’m a happy gal.

There’s no shortage of brunch joints in London of course, with the Australian craze of heading out for Avo on toast mid morning of a weekend truly being adopted to the British lifestyle. But, more and more I’m finding that rather than the large chains or the cafes at the top of a google search, it’s the little hidden gems popping up around the city that offer the best experience when it comes to this weekend pursuit. These days, I’ll turn to Instagram more often than not to find the latest hip coffee abode and so far, those recommendations haven’t disappointed.

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Is it silly to base a decision about where to eat on whether you can also get the sought after snap for your Instagram feed? Probably… Most Certainly… well Yes is the answer. BUT the great thing about Cafe Miami is that it’s not just style and no substance, like some of the other pop up Insta friendly abodes tend to be, and for me a great interior and creative details are just as important factors in any cafe review as the food is. Cafe Miami combined it all – the service was friendly, warm and attentive, the menu was not only quirky and creative (hello homemade pop tarts!) but also downright delicious, and the setting made me feel like I’d stepped out of rainy East London and into sunny Florida. The fact that every corner of the place was also just extremely photogenic, was a welcome bonus, rather than the sole reason to visit.

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As our last London date together before the baby comes along, it was pretty great and provided the perfect antidote to an otherwise grey and rainy day. We sat in this laid back spot for most of the afternoon, ordering more coffees and sampling the many cakes on offer, me snapping away at yet another cute discovery, while the rain fell outside.

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Cafe Miami

24 Lower Clapton Road, London

E5 0PD

Tuesday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday, Sunday 10am – 5pm

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