A disused carpark might not sound the most glamorous spot for a brunch date but Bermondsey Yard Cafe turned out to be the perfect spot for a sleepy Sunday breakfast.
Found at the top of Bermondsey Street, an area lined with independent shops and foodie spots near London Bridge, Bermondsey Yard encapsulates that industrial Scandi-style look, with exposed brick, reclaimed furniture and low-hanging lights, as well as its traditional carpark tarmac floor. It also has a fairy-lit outdoor courtyard which I can’t wait to visit when the weather gets warmer.
Marc and I had reserved a table for 11am and were lucky enough to get a window seat looking out towards the Shard. We sipped on coffee and peppermint tea while we waited for our order – mine smashed lime avocado on toast with rocket and poached eggs, Marc’s a bacon and fried egg roll on sourdough bread.
The dishes were brought out with two little pots of salt and pepper and I couldn’t get enough of the pepper! Together with the lime avocado and the peppery rocket, it was ridiculously tasty. Marc’s bacon was also incredible, crispy without being overdone and just the right amount of saltiness.
We really enjoyed our slow morning at Bermondsey Yard Cafe and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxed vibe and reasonably priced food. The lunch and evening menus are also completely different to any that I have seen in London, so worth a look if you want something a little more unique!