It's Wednesday - naturally the day to go out for an extravagant, three hour brunch in the sun with my extremely entertaining and well dressed friend David. As Hitchinites (residents of Hitchin) we felt obliged to go and check out the new place on the block - namely artisan coffee shop The Groundworks.
What I wore:
The classic Breton stripe has been reworked this Spring so nautical colours take pride of place in my outfit, as posted on instagram.
Dress - American Apparel
Metallic Sweater - Topshop
Bag - Morocco
Watch - Longines Watches
Featuring a menu in constant evolution alongside daily specials, the homemade and locally sourced food is an innovative blend of cuisines. The menu segues from the hipster streets of East London as exemplified through the ubiquitous avocado smash on sourdough, right through to the Lebanese style dishes- minted yoghurt and harissa finish off many a salad. Anything and everything goes here: french flaky pastries accompany loaf cakes on the counter, whilst pulled pork and salted beef in buns could accompany eggs and blueberry breakfast pancakes (served until an attainable 11.30am). Oh, and not to forget the irresistibly perfect pistachio and rose macaroons that appeared on Mother's Day!
Coffee wise - I'm in my element.
|perfect flat white|
Chorizo, roasted red pepper and cannellini bean soup served with sourdough
The Famous Pulled Pork Sandwich -chipotle smoked barbecue sauce and maple-slaw in a brioche bun
|Man vs Food?|
|- safe to say he was very happy!|
A good brunch is never over without something sweet: banana, maple and pecan loaf and a blueberry crumble slice finished off our meal perfectly...an absolute feast which rendered me unable to move for a fair few minutes!
Check out The Groundworks on instagram (just a warning - you will be tempted) Or even better, get yourself down there!