Nestled in N13, opposite the green swathes of park on Aldermans Hill, is Starfish Loves Coffee. Whilst the name poses somewhat curiosity (taken from Prince’s 1987 album Sign o’ the Times which regales Cynthia Rose’s breakfast of starfish and coffee, maple syrup and jam, butterscotch cloud, a tangerine and a side order of ham!), theres one certainty in store – a banging family brunch and a super family-friendly restaurant. Inspired by Aussie coffee culture, the food is colourful, coffee potent and service brimming with smiles.
Run by husband and wife team Aykut and Ingrid and chef Jordan Strubing, the menu is bold, bright and surging with world-flavours. Alongside brunch stalwarts – brioche toast, avocado and eggs galore, menu newbies include pretty as a picture Hisbiscus Porridge, Bombay Eggs – eggs coddled with spiced lentils, baby spinach, cooling raita and naan, Beet Fritters with pea puree, dukkha and poached egg with sumac yoghurt and the much celebrated Chicken Waffles – a sweet and savoury marriage of deep Southern American flavours.
At £3.50 kids can tuck into a throughly tasty mini-menu including a hearty porridge and berries, avocado on toast, eggs any which way and super tender buttermilk chicken atop a waffle. Cold milk, water and juice in bottles for dinky hands to hold. High-chairs available and room for buggy toting parents.
In search of a venue for a mamas-only meet up? Bountiful plates and endless bubbles? Starfish’s Boozy Prosecco Brunch will not disappoint. From Ham Hock Benny, Heuvos Rancheros and their new Cured Trout Benedict, each dish is served up with a Prosecco laced cocktail. Be sure to leave space for one Starfish’s home-baked beauties from Crunchie spiked brownies, Portugese custard tarts and there’s also vegan and diary free delights.
Keep your peepers peeled for live music events, Street Food Fridays and more for the family from Starfish Loves Coffee…
92 Aldermans Hill, London, United Kingdom