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From sandwiches to coffee and a croissant, there’s plenty of opportunity to whet your appetite on the London estate.
The word ‘deli’ and ‘delicatesse’ – meaning ‘delicious things (to eat)’ – offers French origins, so where better to start than with a deli founded by the youngest Master Sommelier in the world, Xavier Rousset? Comptoir Café and Wine offers a truly delicious menu of breakfast and Viennoiserie in the morning, lunch dishes and small plates later on, as well as soups, salads and optional takeaway items. The menu echoes French cuisine with classic pastries, a meats and charcuterie counter, croque monsieurs, gruyère cheese… and there’s an exciting wine list on offer too.
Tomtom Coffee House allows its patrons to indulge in the most moreish of meals, including various breakfast eggs, gourmet burgers, Poilane toasties, salads, lunchtime pies and baked goodies. It’s also a place to relax with their wide range of exotic coffees – where ‘freshness is the key’ – or with a tea, juice, smoothies, wine or beer.
An entirely different deli with its roots taking growth from founder Ella’s own health struggle, which was remedied by delicious, plant-based ingredients. She uses these to create vegetarian, wheat-free, refined-sugar-free recipes that fill her menu. Her resourcefulness with such ingredients reveals their true potential in a variety options: banana bread with apple and berry compote and coconut yoghurt; jewelled quinoa; sweet potato and tahini cauliflower; and a range of energy and protein balls.
If you’re looking for a more traditional London deli, Baker & Spice offer a selection of breads, fillings, pastries, cakes and cookies. Their motto is ‘we have stuck to the simple principle of making almost everything we sell fresh from scratch on a daily basis’, and the store offers freshly-baked goods to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or a light snack. This little bakery also provides a larger menu option of all-day classic English brunch items, entertaining platters with mains, desk picnics and delicious desserts.