Best of Table Talk: Kid-Friendly Brunching

If the back to school blues have firmly set in and you’re looking for to live your best brunch life with the brood this weekend, why not check out these kid-friendly recommendations from a host of our most scrumptious Table Talk guests…

ALEX HOFFLER, THE MERINGUE GIRLS FOUNDER
The Good Egg – they have a lovely kids Jerusalem breakfast – which is a little bit of everything which always goes down well. Also loving the new Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross, visit Caravan or Dishoom and instead of a playground, the area has invested in a daily play scheme which is constantly roaming the grounds that you can join in on – making dens/big bubbles etc – which is fab. Hit up @playkx to see where they are that day”

FRANKI DAMMONE AKA THE MIDDLE MAMA
The Market Café on Broadway market does a build your own breakfast with the usual suspects like sausages, eggs and beans, which Mally can demolish. It’s a bit more of a child-friendly option to the fancy pants avocado laden brunches in the area and its dog friendly too!”

MICHELLE KENNEDY, FOUNDER OF PEANUT
Greenbery Cafe in Primrose Hill. Pancakes, fruit, eggs, fries, juice, and on and on. Great atmosphere, amazing people watching, and then you can walk it all off with a good walk on Primrose Hill”

DAN BEASLEY-HARLING, GBBO 2018 CONTESTANT
“A recent stand-out brunch was at Where The Pancakes Are, which is just a short walk from Waterloo Station. There are savoury and sweet options, so the grown ups can tuck into bacon and eggs, while the kids enjoy fruit and maple syrup. They serve a pastrami and gherkin pancake which sounds all kinds of wrong, but is just wonderful! Everybody left happy – what more could you ask for?!”

POPPY WOODCOCK AKA THE MUNCH BRUNCH KIDS
“So many places we’ve visited have been amazingly accommodating when it comes to kids… such as Friends of Ours, Caravan, The Bach and The Good Egg. But the real stand out was Chamomile Cafe whose lovely owner Iris spent hours amusing Daisy whilst we worked our way through their brilliant brunch menu!”

ANNIE RIDOUT, AUTHOR OF THE FREELANCE MUM
Monkey Nuts in Crouch End is utter chaos but they’re great with kids. It’s basically a kids’ restaurant. And, let’s be honest, it needs to be child-focused if you want to leave without hanging your head in shame. I also love Pavilion Bakery in Victoria Park – amazing chai and pastries, and the kids can look at the ducks/fountain so that the adults can chat”

GEORGINA HAYDEN, FOOD WRITER & STYLIST
Banners in Crouch End. I’ve been going here since I was a kid and it hasn’t changed. The wellington boots filled with crayons for kids, the posters, music, popcorn machine, its sensory heaven. The brunch menu for adults is brilliant, always has been, before brunch became such a huge thing. And the kids menu has crowd pleasers, as well as slightly more interesting things like a kids meze and bbq chicken with rice’n’peas. But I feel like there is so much on the main menu they would enjoy too”

CARLY MOOSAH, CO-FOUNDER OF KEEP EM QUIET
Electric Portobello in Notting Hill is perfect for brunch with the kids. So cosy and comfy and great range of food to choose from, and when my son was in his fussiest phase they happily made him a marmite and butter bagel.”

MIRIAM COOPER OF MIMI’S BOWL
“My daughter and I love popping into Egg Break, just behind Notting Hill Gate tube station. For her it’s their fluffy pancake stake and for me it’s any of their Middle Eastern inspired egg dishes with a strong coffee”

RESHMI BENNETT OF ANGES DE SUCRE
“While X-ray is still small and portable we pretty much can go anywhere with him! I like Chiswick’s High Road Brasserie as the French toast is fab and the Good Egg in Kingly Court for shakshuka. The staff are super lovely and always make an effort to entertain le bebe!”

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