tom’s kitchen (chelsea)

During our latest visit to London, we discovered Tom’s Kitchen, located in Chelsea. I was looking for a breakfast place in the neighbourhood, since we would be spending part of the day there when Foursquare led me to this place. After walking a few blocks in all directions but Cale Street (where it is located) we finally got ourselves seated, just in time for breakfast. Set in a townhouse, this is the informal counterpart to Michelin starred Tom Aikens restaurant. On the menu: comfort food, from breakfast to dinner.

Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen

Our perception was that this place was rather frequented by locals as I didn’t spot any tourists (or they were really good at hiding it).
Anyway, I had the most delicious granola at this place. They serve the yoghurt and honey separately which is how I like it (yes, I can be high maintenance at some point).
My husband isn’t the breakfast type of guy and doesn’t have the same appetite that I have, but when I ask him about his favorite breakfast ever, he still mentions this one. I think it possible that he’s just as much into assembling his own food as I am (the photo with the bagel and the salmon does explain it all).

Aside from the food, they have the best light available which is something I always notice when I step into a place (blame it on the photography background, will you?). Of course, a marble countertop doesn’t do any harm either.

By the time we had finished our breakfast turned brunch, early birds for lunch were arriving and by judging their lunch menu (did I spot butternut squash? Oh, I guess I did), I can’t blame them.

Hungry already? Tom’s Kitchen also has other locations in Canary Wharf and Somerset House, aside from the Chelsea one we visited.

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