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Ginger and White, Hampstead

Australians are taking over London, yaaaaaaaay! Well, I’d actually like to think so purely based on the fact that they are bringing their incredible cafe culture to London. Please sirs, we want some more!

I’m talking about Ginger and White in leafy Hampstead. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better day last Sunday. I woke up at 9, hopped in the car and drove to Hampstead. Nestled down a quiet countryesque lane next to houses built for our shorter predecessors, Ginger and White boasts a cute range of breakfast, brunch, teas and coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker myself but I adore looking at a silky smooth flat White.

GInger and White

The first thing you notice as you walk through the door is the vast amount (or maybe it looks vast as the counter is teeny) of home baked cakes, breakfast muffins and pastries. All housed in front of shelves stocked with kilner jars full of pulses and spices and delightful pastel tea sets.

Ginger and White cakes

Venture further inside and you’ll find a large communal table (above which a large picture of the British flag resides – ironic as every waiter/waitress is Australian), window seats and sofas toward back of the room, which offer a more secluded newspaper reading setting.

The menus hang from the wall on wooden clipboards and you can’t help but notice the chalk board wall reading ‘Keep cups £8.50 – first coffee free’ nice idea, especially if you are a resident nearby (I WISH!)

So what did we order? The sausage sarnie (substituted brown sauce for red) and the ham and cheese croissant. My boyfriend did proclaim that ‘it’s only a sausage sandwich’ when I started snapping away and I agreed but a bloody good looking one at that.

GInger and White Bacon sarnie

My mouth waters now thinking of the buttery ham and cheese croissant – afraid there’s no pic of this as my boyfriend devoured most of it before I’d even finished the photo of the sausage sarnie.

To finish (yes, you can have dessert at breakfast time too) I had a slab of banana cake with a dollop of buttercream and a banana chip on top. I thought that the banana chip was a nice touch.

Ginger and White banana bread

The condiments that come with the toast on offer were all laid out on the tables along with the obligatory jar of Marmite. It was pointed out that maybe this should have been Vegemite!

There are also gluten free options and kiddie options (mini cupcakes) – they know it’s yummy mummy ville.

Finish with a pot of tea and a walk around Hampstead Heath and there you have the recipe for the perfect ‘lazy’ Sunday.

GInger and White tea set

4 Perrins Court
London NW3 1QS
020 7431 9098

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6 Comments

    • Food for Think says

      Haha – you’ll have to come with me next time you’re in London. How long until you’re gonna live here now!?! xxx

  1. This place looks very lovely. I have only recently discovered how tasty flat white coffees are and get -a tad too – excited whenever I go to a place that brew them. I also applaud you for having cake for breakfast – bravo! x
    p.s. my boyfriend also despairs at how I have to take photos of everything I/he eats before scoffing..ha!

    • Food for Think says

      I really wish I liked coffee, it looks and smells so good! It is a gorge place to go on a lazy Sunday.

      Boyfriends don’t get it do they?! He’s more bothered about filling the hole, ha.

      Glad someone agrees with me about having a pudding at breakfast time 😉

  2. Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and
    look forward to new updates.

    • Food for Think says

      Hello. Yes, I am @foodforthink on Twitter. Please let me know when you have followed!

      Sarah

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