After a beautiful sunny autumnal morning walk from Brixton and through Clapham Common, I was so ready to brunch.
I met my dear friend and fellow brunch aficionado, Rachel, and we sat ourselves down at one of the pretty pale turquoise tables in the cute little eatery.
Mae Deli vibes going on.
It was Sunday morning and Social Pantry was busy both with people eating in and taking away. It was full, but there weren't queues.
The menu is divided into lighter bites and more filling options, and I have to admit I wanted to eat it all. Everything was just a little bit different to your usual brunch offerings: "Not a sourdough in sight," Rachel acutely observed (my friend that is, I'm not talking about myself in the third person).
We kicked off with tea, coffee and smoothies.
The smoothie - berries, banana, yoghurt and honey - was divine. It was sweet but with a slight tang from the yoghurt and I also really enjoyed the colour, particularly with a) my outfit, and b) the table. So pretty!
We'd barely made a start however when our main dishes arrived:
Rach informed me that the eggs and bacon were perfect and she loved the sweet potato - it was tender, soft and well-cooked.
Speaking of eggs...
Absolutely loved them. The beetroot flavour really came through and went beautifully with the sweet onion. The fritters were soft and there wasn't an eggy texture, which I liked.
I'm really glad I asked for a side of avo (for what is brunch sans avocado?) as a) it complemented my meal beautifully, and b) it would've been a pretty small portion otherwise.
And if you do want something else, Social Pantry has the most wonderfully tempting counter of baked delicacies...
I think Social Pantry is the most wonderful little place and am not sure why there isn't more hype around it. Pop in for cake, go for breakfast, or how about a Prosecco-fueled bruncheon? I'll be back (in the least threatening way ever).
Rachel and I were guests at Social Pantry but all opinions are totally honest.