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We went to No. 67 Cafe in Camberwell which is part of South London Gallery for brunch. The weather was lovely so we sat outside on the wrought iron chairs and circular tables. We were handed paper menu’s which was the brunch menu. The menu options are broad ranging from yoghurt and granola, eggs benedict and waffles.
We arrived at 10am just as they had opened and so had to wait a while to be served. We were given a glass of water served from a jar that had with lemon and mint included. We ordered the scrambled egg and salmon and the eggs benedict as well as a coffee and tea. The drinks took a long time to come – actually we were served our food slightly earlier; this apparently was because there was a large coffee order. I cannot see how food is quicker than making the same amount of teas and coffees but hey I am no chef.
Our food came out on white ceramic dishes and was nicely presented. My scrambled eggs were creamy, golden and served with lightly smoked fresh salmon with a few springs of rocket. I ordered mushrooms instead of bread and these came out as large field mushrooms well cooked and not overly greasy.
The eggs royale which was served with smoked cod instead of salmon. A refreshing surprise to a traditional dish which we feel this café does well. The eggs royale were served as a pair and covered in an ivory creamy sauce. The bright green spinach edged out of the creamy sauce and lay on the pink cod meat. The cod meat looked strikingly similar to smoked salmon although a little lighter in colour. It tasted similar too although a little less intense in its smokiness and was smooth to taste. We asked for brown sauce and salt and pepper but by the time this came out we were half way through our meal. The waiter was pleasant and so relaxed we couldn’t help but ignore this slight blip which would usually rub us up the wrong way.
We finished up and went in the small dark yet homely café to pay the bill; the drinks menu is scribbled on the black board along with a couple of their specials. We have to say the originally of this place along with its low key atmosphere really works. Traditional dishes served with an unusual twist – nice. We really liked the food and atmosphere (especially in the sun) however the service was a little slow. It is worth noting that No. 67 Cafe has an offer Wednesday and Thursday night with 3 courses for £20 – we are definitely checking this out!« back to press