Good breakfast joint in a foliage rich conservatory


On Brushfield Street in Spitafields, about an 8mins walk from Liverpool Street.


Blixen, an all day dining spot, is housed in a former bank and looks a bit like a grand cafe. It has an elegant yet cool feel to it, with a conservatory at the back and outdoor bar, both rich with foliage. Apparently there is also a bar and private function room downstairs. The space is quite versatile catering for small and large groups alike.


I actually stumbled upon Blixen when I was in Brick Lane late one morning and ended up having breakfast here. I sat in the conservatory area on one of the communal round tables (which had a tree sprouting out from the middle) and ordered the trout with avocado and poached eggs on toast. As I cut into the egg, the yolk poured out gloriously and when combined with all the other elements on the plate, it was a delicious forkful indeed. The smoked trout brought the required salt to the dish and overall I was very satisfied. I couldn’t resist ordering a dessert and went for the clementine and chocolate rum cremeux with hazelnut ice cream – dense chocolate goodness – which rounded off the meal nicely. I’d definitely like to check it out for lunch or dinner one day and also try out their cocktails.


Mixed crowd here. It looks quite chichi but it’s actually very relaxed and has a buzzy nice vibe to it.


For a breakfast plate and a dessert I paid just under £18.



Cuisine: Modern European

Avg Cost (Breakfast): Under £25 [£]

Address: 65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA

Tube: Liverpool Street

Reservations: Yes (but walk-ins welcome too)

Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm Sat 10am-11pm Sun 10am-6pm


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