Flotsam & Jetsam
Living in Clapham, I occasionally feel slightly bored with the area and fantasise about moving to another part of London. But then I realise that other parts of South London, such as Tooting and Wandsworth hide some of the best places to discover, and one of those is Flotsam & Jetsam.
The beautiful Antipodean brunch spot boasts huge windows that look out onto the common, as well as beautiful interior. The words flotsam and jetsam, whilst many are reminded of The Little Mermaid (me included), actually refer to driftwood when washed up.
The interior mimics the water theme with gorgeous teal and aqua scale tiles and offbeat wooden tables. However, you'll come for the beautiful interior and stay for the food.
First off, a place that has all of the non-dairy kinds of milk as well as lattes including matcha, beetroot and turmeric is always a winner for me. Yet their brunch menu gives you something else alongside the usual avocado on toast, which FYI is still divine.
Their Rainbow Bruschetta brunch is a fun take on a lighter breakfast. With rich green pesto, multicoloured tomatoes, charcoal sourdough bread, lemon ricotta and walnuts, the plate is certainly better than the boring yellow and beige that many breakfasts can be.
Even their scrambled eggs on toast are decidedly luxurious for a much more basic breakfast. As one of those cafes who don't rush you and are happy to joke and chat around with you, the welcoming vibe is one that I find is synonymous with cafes throughout London despite its reputation for rudeness.
As a place with a menu of many options, you'll definitely be returning to try out a few other choices of mango bircher muesli and their Flotsam & Jetsam pancakes. And with Wandsworth brings other beautiful off-beat shops and boutiques to explore afterwards when needing to let the food settle in your stomach.