After Rose had recommended it on her blog, and I'd seen some photos of it on Gastro-Street Stalker I decided to take Elodie to brunch at Tom's Deli in Notting Hill on Sunday morning.
We were there for brunch, but I could not help but eyeing up some of the beautiful baked goods on display. The plate of cupcakes are from The Primrose Bakery. Okay, so there may have been a reason why after I said goodbye to Elodie I ended up on Princess Road in Primrose Hill...
You know things are looking up for your Sunday morning when an extremely good looking waiter plonks a massive jug of syrup on your table. Also, I love that Tom's Deli serves Big Tom tomato juice, which is beautifully spiced and one of my favourite non alcoholic drinks. I've managed to pick a bottle up in Tesco before, and they sell it in the deli, but if you're really after a big bottle of it you can't go wrong in Waitrose.
It took us a very, very long time to order. I will have to go back for brunch another day, as there is so much still on the menu that I simply have to try!
After looking around at the mouthwatering food other people were eating at the tables around us, we both opted for French toast with bacon, blueberries and syrup. I had a poached egg on the side. It has to have been some of the best French toast I'd had in a very long time. We wolfed it down pretty quickly!
As we exited we got sidetracked by the traditional and world sweet counter as they had Carambar, one of our favourite French sweets and we just had to buy some of our favourite flavours. (Elodie is French and I have a home there.)
Have you eaten at Tom's Deli before? Do any of you have any more Notting Hill recommendations for me as well, I'd spend all my time in London there if I could!