I pass by the De Beauvoir Cafe on the bus when I’m going to the beauticians. Homeboy was with me on this occasion, so we stopped off at the De Beauvoir Cafe for a bite to eat. The menu is brimming with delicious brunch and lunch dishes made from quality locally sourced ingredients. Whether you want an egg dish, or coffee and a treat, there is plenty on offer. You’ll also notice the De Beauvoir Deli opposite, where you can pick up food to go if you are in a hurry. If you’re looking for the best places to eat in De Beauvoir Town or cafes in N1, you’ll love the De Beauvoir Cafe.
“Savour delicious deli delights at the De Beauvoir Cafe including fancy porridge, posh sandwiches and healthy salads,” Homegirl London
De Beauvoir Cafe Menu
Pop into the De Beauvoir Cafe in the morning for a Dusty Knuckle croissant with butter and jam, almond croissant, pain au chocolat or cinnamon bun. Add a Monmouth coffee, and you’ll be ready to face the day.
A little later for brunch, you’ll enjoy a bowl of porridge with hazelnut and date butter, banana, hemp seed and cocoa nibs. Or perhaps you’d prefer the acai bowl with chia pudding, banana, berries, toasted coconut and cashews. Both sound yummy.
A selection of Ewes Farm egg dishes includes poached eggs on Dusty Knuckle sourdough or with Downland smoked ham, chilli jam and watercress. We tried the Portobello mushrooms with crème fraiche, chives, and chilli oil with our tasty poached eggs (above). Wow, I love the Dusty Knuckle sourdough; it’s got a crunchy crust with a fluffy centre. Another option is Turkish style eggs with caramelised butter, yoghurt and dill on sourdough. Gluten-free bread is available, and a toasted Brick Lane gluten-free bagel with Pinney’s smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, shaved red onion and watercress.
Lunch is served from 11.30. We shared the Keens cheddar and kimchi toastie, which was satisfying (above). Homeboy also liked the sound of a fish finger sandwich, little gem lettuce and white miso tartare sauce. The halloumi with lettuce and tomato on Dusty Knuckle sourdough (H.L.T) is on my list for the next visit. The burnt aubergines with saffron coconut yoghurt, pomegranate seeds and crispy shallots is another possibility. If you are feeling super hungry, you’ll want to order the beef burger with Emmenthal, pickles, chilli jam, a little gem on a toasted brioche bun.
We also tried the feta, fig, roasted squash, radicchio, zhoug and crispy sage salad, which was divine (above). Other salad options are breaded free-range chicken Caesar or rose harissa couscous with quinoa, spinach, roast cauliflower, avocado, toasted seeds, pomegranate and herbed coconut yoghurt.
The prices are reasonable for the standard of quality ingredients. Egg dishes are £5-10, salads £9.30-10 and lunch sandwiches £7-7.80. Drinks include coffee, tea, hot chocolate, chai latte, matcha latte, turmeric latte, a few wines, some soft drinks, including kombucha and smoothies.
De Beauvoir Cafe London N1 Information
To find out more, visit the De Beauvoir Deli Website. The Cafe address is 99 Southgate Road, London N1 3JS. The Deli address is 98 Southgate Road, London N1 3JS. Haggerston and Dalston Kingsland (Overground) and Essex Road (Great Northern Trains) are nearest stations. The cafe is cosy with seats outside on the pavement. Please check opening times online. If you want to explore the area further, please read my De Beauvoir Town Post. Enjoy your visit to this beautiful part of London and the deli delights!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience, and I recommend that you undertake further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover that this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.