Franzè & Evans

1/4

Rating: Eggs Royal

 

London brunch review - Franzè & Evans. Should I tell you a secret? There exists a list. Yes, a list. I’m Austrian. Most of Central Europeans do like lists. And actually ticking of what has been done is quite a satisfying feeling. Because it means you are productive. So, now you ask yourself what kind of list it is. When I stroll through London and discover new cafes and restaurants which look inviting I check the menu, take a picture and the name goes straight on the “To-brunch@-list”. And I can tell you this list is quite long already. "Franzè & Evans" were on that list only for a few weeks. Seen on a walk through East London at the beginning of October they only lasted till early December – damn, I was right to tick this box off rapidly!

 

Of course I already checked out the menu online and I had an idea what I would go for. And then the problem arrives - personified as your friend. She wants to order exactly the same as I do; she even cancels the cappuccino to get the Bloody Mary. Smart girl! The bacon on top just perfects the drink in a way which actually makes me want to go back there now. This Bloody Mary is definitely the best I have had in ages and I would give it a very good number 2 rating in London - only beaten by the Caravan King’s Cross’ hair-of-the-dog. So, go there, even if you are not hungry, but order the bloody Bloody Mary!

 

As of late it seems that big mirrors and pretentious chandeliers constitute the opposite to the warehouse/industrial chic many bars/cafes/restaurants in London like to show off. I like it. Especially for smaller spaces, it gives them this “small-but-powerful” image.

 

And then – there it is: the most tasteful looking counter with salads, quiches and cakes south (and probably north, east and west) of Ottolenghi Islington. Everything looks healthy; although I’m sure every bite is a sin for itself.

 

So, I don’t even have the chance to escape the urge to order a side salad which consists of “Avocado salad w/ tomatoes, spring onions, basil and lemon-lime vinaigrette”, “Broccoli salad w/ potatoes, prosciutto, cumin & chili oil” and “Mixed green bean salad w/ soya beans, chili, crispy kale, sesame seeds & lemon dressing”.

 

As a main course we choose the “Trecolore: poached eggs, smoked salmon, spinach, hollandaise, crispy prosciutto, sourdough” which is mouth-watering. We realize that they must have forgotten the smoked salmon, but since the dish is yummy anyway, we don’t complain. And honestly, we can’t stuff anymore in our stomachs anyway. This is also the reason why we pass on the coffee and a dessert which I’m sure would have been delightful, too. And therefore there is a reason to go back there another time ;)

 

Do you also want to combine healthy food, shared tables, a warm atmosphere and very friendly staff – and not to forget the Bloody Mary! – on a lazy weekend morning? Then – go for brunch, London!

 

 

 

Cappuccino: .....................................................................................£2,50

Bloody Mary: ....................................................................................£7,00

Franze & Evans Breakfast: Tuscan sausages, Italian style beans

                                           slow-roasted tomatoes & fried eggs

                                           on sourdough: ......................................£9,50

 

 

Franzè & Evans, 101 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DL

Open: Mon - Wed 8:00am - 19:30pm

             Thurs - Fri 8:00am - 11:00pm

             Sat 9:00am - 11:00pm

             Sun 9:30am - 7:00pm

Phone: 020 7033 1910

Email: info@franzeevans.com

www.franzeevans.com


 

 

 

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