A piece of Paris has been found in London!
Le Pain Quotidien is one of my all time favourite cafes. Whether you are going in for a quick snack or a leisurely lunch, it’s the perfect place that caters to lovers of healthy food or if you want something a bit cheekier! I love the interior of it as it’s so cozy with the wooden tables and chairs yet the windows allow the sunlight to come through and brighten the whole room. Try to get the top floor window table if you can – it’s perfect for people watching.
We ordered a few things to try as much as we could possibly fit onto the table!
I ordered the quinoa cake which was a quinoa patty with earthy mushrooms, beetroot caviar’, which gave a lovely tang and more earthyness, a roasted carrot hummus and creamy avocado, all finished off with some rocket leaves to give a slight pepperyness! I thought all the flavours balanced eachother out really well although, as I have the weakest spice tolerance ever, the roasted carrot hummus gave a slight heat in my mouth, especially when eaten on its own!
My friend ordered the roast vegetable tartine, which was highly recommended by the server. I’ve tried the tartines numerous times as Le Pain and they are always so delicious. You can really taste the ingreients and the bread is always so fresh.
The bit we both loved the most was detox salad. It was full of crispy and fresh raw vegetables and topped with seeds to give a nice crunch. I loved the addition of the herbs as it really seemed to lift the dish and every so often, the sweetness of the fresh mint would come through.
We were so full that we didn’t have space for dessert but I made sure to take a photo for you! I was eyeing up the chia pudding and my friend highly recommended the pavolva which was towering with cream and berries – perfect for the warmer weather.
As there are many Le Pain Quotidien’s dotted around, you’re more than likely to find one whereever you go! It’s a great place to have a mid afternoon snack or a full blown meal!
Le Pain Quotidien
Adress: 81-85 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JS, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 22:00, Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 – 22:00