This month’s London Living theme is about best brunch places. I remember brunch fondly. I too used to laze in a restaurant with friends on a Sunday Morning over coffee and pancakes. But that was PK (pre-kids). Now, those days are a distant memory.
We have not given up on our Sunday morning breakfast treats though. It’s just slightly shorter and involves no lazing. Our favourite place for Sunday treats are Gail’s Artisan Bakeries. We usually grab delicious baked goods, great coffee and head to a park. Sadly, I’m pretty sure my children go to church on Sunday without a fuss because they know that there are Gail’s treats waiting for them afterwards. I’m sure God understands.
Gail’s started off as a Hampstead bakery but seem to have expanded a lot recently. I remember being excited when they showed up in Belsize Park. I would no longer have to walk 10 minutes to the Hampstead bakery! Some of the newer bakeries have more seating. The original Hampstead one has had a recent refurbish but the seating space is still tight. It’s also across the pedestrianised street from another one of my favourite stores, Italian chocolates at Venchi.
As per the usual bakery, Gail’s does breads and baked goods. They also do great salads, sandwiches and soups.
You can read more about the best Sunday brunches in London at The Lifestyle Diaries.