The pattern in Mr S' flat white lasted to the bottom of the cup
We first dropped in to Caffe D’Oro to get coffee to go, on our way to the carnival. We didn’t have time to hang around then, but we asked them their opening hours, and noted that they’re open on Sundays. For some reason, all of the places in Edmonton you can get a really good fry-up are closed on Sundays, which is when you need them most, so we filed that fact away for later.
This week, we were in the area again, so decided to try it out. Caffe D’Oro is a welcoming place, with a good mix of proper tables and easy chairs, in the manner of one of the big coffee chains, but unlike the big coffee chains, they also have hot food, and table service. They also have an open kitchen, so, although the counter is high, so the view isn’t very good, you can watch the bustle from your table.
The menu is very varied, with breakfasts and brunches, grills, sandwiches, potatoes, Mediterranean mains and pastas, alongside a range from Lizzies cakes. Aside from good coffee, they also serve Teapigs tea, smoothies, ice cream shakes, wine, and beer. One of these days, I will go for the ice cream shake, but with the breakfast I chose this time, I wasn’t going to take the calorie hit!
On this occasion, Mr. S. went for the Brunch fry-up, with hash browns, and coffee, and I had the Eggs Benedict, with bacon, and tea. We were both very pleased with our choices. Mr. S. got a lovely flat white, with a beautiful pattern that stayed to the bottom of the cup, and I got tea made with boiling water, with the bag still in. It may not sound like much, but I’m a tea pedant, and this pleases me.
My Eggs Benedict whose yolks were just-set, and still a little runny, came with a dressed salad, and, if I’m honest, rather too much Hollandaise, which is unusual. Mr. S was also very happy with his Brunch – he likes his eggs runnier and his beans mushier, but that’s just him. We had some difficulty with the sauces (Heinz Ketchup, Daddies Sauce and HP Barbecue Sauce), but once we worked out the barbecue still had the foil on, it all worked out for the best!
Caffe D’Oro don’t have a website, so I hope they’ll excuse the fact that I’ve scanned the takeaway menu they gave me. It is slightly out of date, so the prices have gone up slightly, and the food range has increased.
14 The Concourse
Edmonton Green Shopping Centre
tel: 020 8887 9786
View a slightly out-of-date menu.