Breakfast at The Ivy Cafe — Wimbledon
Going for breakfast is becoming one of my favourite things to do much to the detriment of my waistline. However if you’re going out for breakfast you may as well make it special. Sistered with The Ivy, the Ivy Cafe Wimbledon describes itself as a modern British brassiere. The silverware, napkins and logoed crockery all add to the ambiance and experience.
A wonderful breakfast and dessert menu awaits when you arrive as well as the waiter offering to hang your coat up for you. Lovely!
Breakfast: After changing my mind twice I finally ordered the avocado, tomato and sesame on toast with two poached eggs (£8.25). It could have done with more sesame dressing (I nicked my friend’s hollandaise to make it less dry) but on the whole a satisfying meal. My friends ordered Eggs Royale (£9.25) and The Ivy Vegetarian Breakfast (£12.50) which you can see below. My cappuccino looked so pretty but was quite average in taste.
Desserts: Oh my god. The dessert menu is so good that we opted for four desserts. And each one was fantastic in its own way. Although a bit sweet for some (not me) the chocolate bombe (with salted caramel sauce) deserves a special mention. Placed on milk foam with ice cream inside, it tastes even better than it looks and worth the £8.50:
I liked the flourless cappuccino cake (£7.25) the most out of everyone as it came with this deliciously bitter coffee sauce. It was SO good.
The other two desserts were spot on too, with the creme brulee (£6.50) perfectly baked. The frozen berry dessert (£6.95) was very refreshing after all that chocolate, the yogurt sorbet and white chocolate with it, a welcome surprise. Somehow I was the one finishing off the remnants of all the desserts.
Service: The service is impeccable here with the waiters being friendly and helpful. A different waiter came just to pour the salted caramel on the chocolate bombe.
A great time was had and I want to go back just for the desserts!
Essential Info: Breakfast is only served until 11.30am and desserts can only be ordered after 11.30 so if you want both you have to hang around for a while. Booking is recommended and your table is only held for 15 minutes so don’t be late!
Halal Status: No halal meat but plenty of vegetarian options. Alcohol:Y, Pork:Y.
Address: 75 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EQ (3 other branches in London). Parking available on side streets on a meter.