The search for breakfast

Today started with a damp squib. We set off for London Bridge hoping to take a train from there to somewhere interesting. Unfortunately, most destinations were affected by rail works and trains had been replaced by buses. We didn’t fancy this (having suffered from rail replacement buses often enough in the past) so set out to look for breakfast.

HQ of the Honourable Artillery Company
HQ of the Honourable Artillery Company, City Road
We changed buses here on the way to London Bridge

Our first try for breakfast was at Tapas Brindisa on the corner of Borough Market but we were too early. Today they open only at 11 am. We tried a cafe we know across the road in London Bridge Street but it, too, was still closed.

This way to Borough Market
This way to Borough Market

We returned towards the Market, going down Green Dragon Court and into the Market itself, which was just getting under way, many of the stalls still closed. Being the time of year that it is, pumpkins seem to be selling well and heaps were on sale.

Smile for the camera!
Smile for the camera!

Still with nothing breakfasty in view, we took a bus opposite the handsome old Hop Exchange (which no longer functions as such, of course).

The old Hop Exchange, Borough
The old Hop Exchange, Borough

The RV1 took as down to Gabriel’s Wharf which was already a bit more lively than Borough.

Gabriel's Wharf
Gabriel’s Wharf with the OXO Tower in the background

Here we finally found breakfast, in the form of crêpes. The House of Crepes Cafe does about 40 different varieties, half savoury and half sweet. We had two each. Well, by now it was more or less lunch time, so call it brunch.

House of Crepes Cafe
House of Crepes Cafe, Gabriel’s Wharf

Tigger had business on Oxford Street so thither we went. By now the streets were becoming livelier and the shops busier.

Oxford Street
Oxford Street

We now thought we might as well go back to the Angel and do our weekly shopping which we normally do on Sundays, leaving us free tomorrow when, perhaps, the railways will be back to normal and we can go on an outing.

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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2 Responses to The search for breakfast

  1. Reluctant Blogger says:

    Oooh I couldn’t do that. I have to have breakfast before I leave the house or I would probably pass out or at the very least be very very crabby!

    But crepes do sound worth waiting for! Perhaps what I need is a double breakfast in those situations!!

  2. SilverTiger says:

    It’s worth waiting when you have a reward in view 😉

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