Saturday mornings are for boot camp and brunch. The boot camp? Situated in the heart of Granary Square. The brunch? Take your pick of the surrounding eateries! There are ample choices in and around Kings Cross for a post work-out feed. The end of the queue at Caravan has always tempted me on more than one occasion. I decided to join it and find out what all the fuss was about...
Caravan is an all day eatery (or: 'Well travelled food and mighty fine coffee in an old grain store' as the team put it themselves), five minutes walk from Kings Cross station known best for its no-reservation brunch on a weekend. The menu goes beyond your usual Eggs Benedict or regular fry up and offers well presented dishes that taste as good as they look.
For me, Avocado toast is always a must. This time smashed with lemon, chilli, olive oil - and on St John bakery sourdough. This was to accompany the highly photogenic Chapel and Swan smoked salmon, goats curd, beets, Marcona almonds and dill. Fresh, healthy, vibrant and so flavoursome, had it not been for me wanting to save space for something sweet, I could've eaten this twice.
Normally you would think two dishes are enough, but not after a morning workout outdoors which leaves you hungry for the rest of the day. Craving something a little sweeter, the coconut bread with lemon curd cream cheese and rhubarb made the small wait for a table at Caravan all the more worth it. The baked eggs with tomato pepper ragout were also a great choice.
I can see why it's a favourite spot in Central London for brunch, and I've definitely made a trip or two back since the first time. If you find yourself around the Kings Cross area over the weekend, be sure to check it out.
Brunch for two with coffee, £40.