It’s a snow storm full of chunky white snow flakes and frigid air. My fingers are numb, it’s 8 AM and although my mission to get to Peggy Porschen cakes was completely a solid one, I was left standing in the cold thinking, it’s too early to eat my slice of cake at this shop. I need a coffee and maybe some eggs.
Enter TomTom Coffee House.
The oustide of the shop has bright pops of yellow, playfully calling you over from the bright pink bakery that is Peggy Porschen. Taking a look at the menu outside, I decided the prices weren’t too scary and entered the shop for warmth and some food.
So you have something called avocado toast do you?
The shop looks deceptively big from the outside but once you enter, you realize the space is quite intimate. There’s a small bar along the wall of the shop, one big round communal table in a corner and a few small square tables near the counter.
There’s plenty of seating outside but on a day when it’s snowing, nobody wants to eat out there.
I sat down and rejoiced in the warm shop. I sat down at a small table and continued to scan a menu, deciding what I should eat at 8 am (and stop me from eating my to go cake from Peggy Porschen). I then saw something on the menu I’ve never ever tried but have heard a lot of hipster chatter about, avocado toast.
I enjoy guacamole and I like avocado on my sandwiches so I thought, let’s go for this. It’ll make me feel healthy and I doubt I’ll hate this. Landing on my order, I walked up to the counter and told them what I wanted, resisting the urge for a hot chocolate.
Brownie, I will not eat you.
I sat down at my table and pulled out my book to read while I waited for my food (sorry, no free WiFi). Warming up and making progress with my independent reading, I noticed the amount of people coming and going at this shop. They appeared to be regulars who made a stop there on their way to work for coffee. Although I didn’t order one, I suspect the coffee here is amazing but pricey. Any ways, a few minutes later, my avocado toast with scrambled eggs appeared.
It looks simple but boy was this sooo good. Served on multigrain toast, this was delicious. Two slices of slightly toasted bread with avocado spread, chili flakes, scrambled eggs and arugula. So good. It was filling and tasty. I ate it slowly, savoring every bite. The eggs were perfectly cooked. Not too runny. The avocado was fresh and the bit of spice from the chili flakes, yummy! I’ve never had avocado toast before but I must say that this was so good. Needless to say, the next time I’m in that area, I will be eating that again.
If you find yourself in Belgravia, stop by and get the avocado toast! And now that I’m hooked, I might be tasking myself with finding the best avocado toast in London.