The Alice House: the cutest spot for weekend breakfast

I’m not a fan of travelling too much for food, but if there’s a place you should be eating in outside the most popular food hubs, that’s The Alice House in Queen’s Park. Here’s why this cosy and cute Kilburn breakfast spot, only a few stops from Oxford Circus, is the ultimate weekend breakfast destination.

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The Alice House is right in front of Queen’s Park tube station and it looks like a proper old English town house with brown bricks, a fireplace and cosy armchairs. I sat in its beautiful library, right in front of board games, art books and magazines, getting a warm, cosy weekend feeling not even the loud Australian rugby supporters behind me could spoil.

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The Alice House is committed to using local farmers’ sustainable, seasonal and top quality British produce: dorset blueberries, Speldhurst sausages from Kent, Sussex tomatoes, Westwoods Farm rhubarb from the Yorkshire triangle and London Honey.

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Its new breakfast menu, launched on September 29th, focuses on old classics with a new twist. I started with a creamy soy cappuccino followed by an unusual yet healthy, zingy and tasty yellow pepper, carrot and lemon juice that helped me make the right start with my morning.

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It’s hard to pick a favourite in this awesome new menu made of Sussex tomatoes, tarragon & sourdough toast (£5.50), or buckwheat pancakes with Dorset blueberries, creme fraiche and London honey (£7.50) but in my view you definitely shouldn’t miss The Alice House’s porridge.

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Their oat porridge with Westwoods Farm rhubarb and hazelnuts (£4.50) is definitely the best I’ve had in my life. Sweet without being overwhelming, this porridge convinced even the Italian in me that having rhubarb for breakfast isn’t weird. IMG_2227

With exposed filament light bulbs, slouchy Chesterfields, panelling and exposed floorboards, The Alice House Queen’s Park is the most relaxing breakfast spot ever, a gem in the approaching Winter cold. Breakfast is served from 8-12 every day: what are you waiting for?

Pictures: Carolina Are

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