Ben's Canteen serves possibly my favourite type of food. And d'you know how I would describe that type? Delicious.
Having visited for dinner a couple of times, I'd been thoroughly wooed by their burgers. But I was absolutely desperate to brunch at Ben's.
I seem to be getting into a habit of making my way over to Clapham/Battersea for brunch and then slowly ambling my way back to Brixton on a leisurely Saturday or Sunday. It's fun.
Ben's Canteen was buzzing when I arrived. Almost as buzzing as I was to be there. (Srsly, you should follow them on Insta as then you'll be the same.)
I went to their Battersea branch which has a fun, relaxed, friendly vibe - most conducive to brunching, I'm sure you'll agree.
My pal Alex and I sat ourselves down and prepared to satisfy our rumbling tummies.
The brunch menu at Ben's is so fabulous that I wanted to order just about everything. Sadly, however, eating five meals in one sitting is apparently a) frowned upon, and b) unhealthy, so I restrained myself.
Because Alex is a functioning human and not a borderline alco like me, he ordered a smoothie and I followed his lead - we both went for the tropical one.
Then it was time for the main affair.
Clearly deep-fried, they were super crisp outside and soft inside.
It was a decent-sized portion although I totally could've done with more halloumi. But then again, when do I ever not want more halloumi?
There were many textures and flavours which was particularly enjoyable given
I love the crockery at Ben's too - trendy but a little bit kitsch.
To be honest it was one of the best brunches I've had in a long time and I'm already desperate to go back.
Alex and I were guests at Ben's Canteen but my opinion is unbiased and I will totally return and pay myself.