A good German breakfast

When I go to Berlin, I always like to have a nice German breakfast. It’s great sitting with friends, drinking coffees and eating  tons of different things on bread.

Last weekend we had breakfast in a cafe called Osswald at Prenzlauer Berg. It was a hot day but we managed to find a table outside in the shade. It was lovely!

Here’s a selection of what we had:

Brekkie 2

Brekkie 3

Brekkie 1

Bombay breakfast at Dishoom

I do like a good breakfast and I recently had a couple of amazing breakfasts at Dishoom in Shoreditch. Dishoom describes itself as a “Bombay Café”. Persian and Iranian immigrants opened these cafés in Mumbai in the 19th century. It’s kind of a mix between Indian and Iranian food, I guess.

Indian food for breakfast, you may ask? Yes! Dishoom has developed a breakfast menu that seems exotic to your average European palate but it tastes divine.

The first time I went I had the bacon naan roll with chili tomato jam, cream cheese and herbs. The second time I had the Akuri, spicy scrambled eggs with fire toast. A coffee and a breakfast lassi to wash it down.

Next time I might have to go for the full Bombay breakfast.

Dishoom website

All photos taken by me on my iPhone 5s.

Read my other breakfast post about the Cardigan Club Café in Tufnell Park.

Holiday eating

I’m back from our American road trip through the Pacific Northwest! One of the things that I was really looking forward to before the trip was the food. Juicy burgers, pancakes with bacon, ribs, huge pizzas was what I had on my mind.

I took a photo of each meal that I ate to document this aspect of our trip.

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We usually ate two meals a day. A late breakfast/brunch and dinner. In between were loads of snack which I didn’t document. But I need to share one particular snack experience as it grew close to our hearts.

Enter the cheese balls…

I first came across them in the American TV show The Office. Here’s a YouTube clip with one of the key cheese ball scenes. We bought ours at Wallmart.

But on to some more meals…

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The Manitou Lodge was an amazing guest house which we stayed in on the Olympic Peninsula. It is a bed and breakfast without a breakfast room so they prepared all these wonderful foods the night before, put them in our fridge and we ate them at the table we had in the bigger one of our two rooms. It was really lovely.

After our little road trip we went back to Seattle for the last few days.

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All photos taken by me with my iPhone 5s.

Cardigan Club Cafe

*** Update 23 June 2014: This cafe is unfortunately closed down now. Very sad! :(  Now I have to get my breakfast elsewhere…***

I’ve been smitten with that new cafe in Tufnell Park, the Cardigan Club Cafe, ever since I discovered it a couple of weeks ago. I think it has been open for a few months now but the outside is relatively inconspicuous. I guess that’s why it hadn’t really caught my eye.

It has really cute decoration and you can tell that the owners put a lot of effort into it and have great attention to detail. The walls are covered with a mix of cardigans, Vietnamese rice bags, old knitting magazines in picture frames and tons of other stuff. Upstairs they have comfy couches and book shelves. Downstairs they have tables and a three window seats where you can look outside into the street. They also have some vintage props like an old typewriter and sewing machine.

The food is a mix of Vietnamese and French. The coffee is good and so far I’ve tried the Vietnamese breakfast omelette (“Yellow Fever” – also comes in bread roll) and the garlic pork pork banh mi baguette. Both were excellent and I’m sure I’ll go back there very soon!