Do you remember the Gemma Orkin plate I bought at Skittle Alley Coffee & Pantry a couple weeks ago? I posted a picture of it on Instagram, and the lovely Gemma herself got in touch and mentioned another place her ceramics are stocked: Angie’s Little Food Shop in Chiswick. I instantly looked it up online and was so impressed by their delicious sounding food that I started planning a brunch there straight away.
On Saturday, then, after our regular trip to Skittle Alley Market, Mum and I headed to Angie’s, which is only a 5 minute drive from the market so perfectly located to fit in with our weekend routine. On a cold day, it was a particularly inviting place to be, with its brightly coloured wall art (and beautiful displays of Gemma Orkin ceramics) and counter laden with the most delectable treats.
We grabbed a table by the window and settled down to peruse the menu. Everything on it sounded absolutely delicious – I wanted to try it all! In the end, I went for a pot of tea to help me warm up, followed by a green juice and bruschetta with parma, cheese and avocado (it’s rare I can resist anything with avocado).
The bruschetta was incredibly tasty, and I’m definitely going to have a go recreating the recipe soon because ideally I’d like to be able to eat this all day everyday (or at least once a week). The avocado was perfectly smashed, and the portions of cheese and parma ham were exceedingly generous, whilst the additions of salad and grilled tomatoes kept the dish light and fresh tasting.
Mum had gone for brioche with wild mushrooms and a poached egg. Although I’ll eat mushrooms, I’m far from being their biggest fan, which means we don’t have them at home all that often. This means that whenever Mum has the chance to eat some out she’ll generally take it! She pronounced the dish delicious and said she thought even I would really like the mushrooms (this is high praise indeed).
Both of these meals were exceedingly filling, and, although I took another yearning look at the cakes on display, I had to admit that I was sadly too full to try any.
I shall definitely be back to Angie’s to remedy that though – those salted caramel cakes most certainly have my name on them! It’s also worth remembering that Angie’s offers an amazing sounding salad bar for lunch – just make sure to get there well within the lunch hour, as we arrived a bit later and they’d already sold out by that time. Yet another reason for me to go back again soon…
Have you been to Angie’s Little Food Shop before? Where are your favourite London brunch spots?
Angie’s Little Food Shop
114 Chiswick High Road
London, W4 1PU
Phone: 020 8994 3931