Sunday, 22 January 2017

Brunch at the Rude Health Cafe, Fulham

Last Sunday was flatmate fun day, which is exactly what it sounds like: a day of fun with my flatmates.

Whilst we spend a lot of time together normally, whether in the flat or off doing something (and have a tendency to book spontaneous holidays - see Germany), we decided to have a full day devoted to flatmate activities in the capital.

It was a depressingly dreary and drizzly London day, but that was actually perfectly fine for our plan: brunch, the Natural History Museum, burgers and an evening of chilling.

But today, dear friends, I want to tell you about the wonderful way in which we started flatmate fun day.
If you're into delicious, healthy food, you probably know about the brand Rude Health - they make the most scrumptious mueslis, porridge mixes and dairy-free milks.

I only found out recently but they actually have their own cafe in West London - what fun, thought I.
Despite the grey day, the cafe was upliftingly colourful and v busy when we arrived late Sunday morning.
Whether it's in my head or not, a green juice sure does make me feel healthy. I kicked things off with this bottle of goodness: apple, cucumber, kale, romalene and pear juice. It went down a treat.

We each ordered a dish from the menu full of genuinely delicious-sounding but healthy options like sprouted porridge with salted maple syrup and nuts, or shakshuka, and were told each dish would be served when it was ready.

Despite not really knowing what it was, Maddy and I both decided to go for the 'Dutch Baby' (baked sprouted spelt pancake). We were told it would be a 20 minute wait.

Jess however opted for the avocado toast, which subsequently arrived first.
Sweet Lord, it looked amazing.
Sourdough toast with avocado, beetroot, goat's curd, chilli and poached eggs. It tasted as good as it looked too - they'd been very generous with the avo and Jess loved the slightly spicy kick from the chilli.

Pleasingly, she hadn't made too much of a start before mine and Maddy's brunches arrived - it certainly hadn't been 20 minutes.
Feast your eyes on that!

Served in a little individual skillet, it was like one thick fluffy pancake topped with mascarpone, berry compote, crushed pistachios, fresh blueberries, banana and maple syrup.
It was unlike anything I'd ever had before and boy, was it good.
^the faces of two girls happy with their brunch choices.

Now, because this was brunch not just breakfast, we decided another course was in order. Slash we just couldn't resist all the amazing-looking baked goods on the cafe counter.
Between the three of us, we decided to share a slice of banana bread, a brownie and a couple of energy balls.
Now the banana bread, we all agreed, was stand-out delicious. Jess said it may have been the best banana bread she'd ever had and it was definitely in my top three (I have eaten a lot of banana bread in my time though.)

It was still warm, super moist, with a crisp top and the perfect balance between squidgy and fluffy in texture. 10/10 would eat again.
The brownie was incredibly rich so we were glad to be sharing it, but it was lovely - super dense with a nice crust.
I loved the energy balls, they were squidgy, just sweet enough and felt packed full of goodness.

Safe to say we were sufficiently energised for the rest of flatmate fun day!

My only tiny qualm with the Rude Health Cafe is that you have to go outside to go to the loo, which is a bit annoying when it's raining.

But aside from that we all loved it - I'll definitely go again.

Maddy, Jess and I were guests at the Rude Health Cafe but all opinions are totally honest.


  1. I live probably two minutes away from this, but have never been. I need to go!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  2. Oh my goodness that food looks insane! Almost too pretty to eat (almost!) We had a really nice brunch at Fernandez and Wells when we were having a flatmate fun day at the Natural History Museum (although now we're scattered all over the country, between Liverpool, Cambridge, Canterbury and Exeter so they don't happen that often sadly!) I really recommend them, the food was insane xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    1. Oh yum, I'll have to check it out. Thanks Lucy! x

  3. I live in Fulham and I haven't been here. How is that possible?! I will have to check it out this weekend x

    Freya |


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