After an extremely healthy start to 2013, James and I decided to jump off that wagon and treat ourselves to a cheeky brunch.
I googled the best local places to us and was reminded of Lucky 7, an American style Diner just a few minutes from our house. I’d never visited before but have heard about it LOADS, so we decided to brave the snow and feed our hungry bellies.
After a long lay in, we finally reached Westbourne Park Road at about quarter to three. The teeny venue was packed, so we grabbed a seat in Crazy Homies, the Mexican Bar next door, which is owned by the same people.
The first thing we notice is that the staff (at both venues) are incredible. The venues are small and buzzing with customers and they handle everything with efficiency and friendliness. After about 20 minutes, we got taken back through to our shared table and ordered from the menu on the wall.
The first choice was easy – hot chocolates with marshmallows. The only possible option when the snow is falling, right?! We also both decided to have the ironically titled “Healthy Breakfast”, with poached eggs, has brown, mushrooms, grilled tomato, beans, sausage, bacon… (a full English to you or me).
Service is surprisingly speedy, and throughout the staff are chatting and laughing with customers – many of whom I imagine are regular. The food was good…perfectly poached eggs, crispy bacon, good quality sausages, generous slices of wholemeal toast. Hot drinks are served in chunky white mugs. Portions are big. A substantial, delicious brunch.
Next time, we’ll be back for Burgers. I saw some going past and they looked incredible.
Lucky 7 is a cool place, with a neighbourhood vibe and we loved it. OK, it’s titchy, you’ll probably have to wait, and then share a table…but who cares? It’s worth it.
(Photos courtesy of the Lucky 7 website. I forgot the camera!)