For a brilliant breakfast, awesome brunch and amazing coffee head for the Ozone Coffee Cafe. Located at Leonard Street, London EC2A, it’s just around the corner from Old Street tube station. They serve food throughout the day which you can sample with coffee roasted on the premises or a Bloody Mary cocktail, you decide. If you’re looking for breakfast places near Old Street or coffee shops near Old Street you should try the Ozone Coffee Cafe.
“Brilliant breakfast, awesome brunch and amazing coffee served at Ozone Coffee Cafe, Leonard Street,” Homegirl London.
Ozone Coffee Cafe Breakfast Menu
I used to pop in for a coffee and eggs on toast every week when I was visiting a personal trainer nearby. Homeboy and I were in the vicinity a couple of weeks ago so I was looking forward to eating there again. While you’re reviewing the menu order yourself a coffee. The list includes flat white, latte, cappuccino, espresso, long black, short and long macchiato, areopress and more featuring different blends and a selection of single origins. They roast the beans on the premises downstairs which means your brew will be super fresh. Ozone also train baristas and supply cafes and restaurants with their coffees so you’re in expert hands.
This Way For Coffee
From 7.30 until 11.30am you can order chaff and almond milk chia pudding with vanilla plums and popped quinoa. They also had toasted oat porridge with banana clotted cream. Or perhaps you might prefer the seeded granola with pear yoghurt and hazelnuts. Otherwise you can enjoy toasted fruit bread with marmalade or eggs any style on a choice of breads.
Brunch options are served from 7.30am until 4pm which includes dishes like chimichurri field mushrooms (chimichurri is an Argentinian herb sauce featuring parsley and oregano) on sourdough with scamorza (Italian cow’s milk cheese), red onion and smoked crème fraiche. I was very tempted by this dish but in the end I decided to try the kumara (sweet potato), spiced cumin and goats curd tortilla with autumn leaves, halloumi, kusandi (spicy Indian tomato sauce) and poached egg on top. This was beautifully presented and tasted amazing, a perfect brunch dish in my opinion.
Meanwhile Homeboy was tucking into his smoked haddock kedgeree with a poached egg, fried shallots and a dollop of Greek yoghurt with salsa verde. He loved the kedgeree which tasted fresh and it was a very generous helping. The other hot dishes included a spiced aubergine and cauliflower omelette or eggs benedict on bubble and squeak cakes.
You should also check out the sides which you can order throughout the day. These included belly bacon, BBQ broccoli, semi dried Roma tomatoes, herbed avocado, halloumi, berg salad with dill buttermilk and crispy capers and hand cut fries with seven spice salt and aioli. We ordered a side of corn bread with fermented chilli butter which was very good.
Throughout the day you can order bruschetta with roast cauliflower and caraway hummus, soup of the day with seeded sourdough or herbed chickpea falafel with harissa. Or perhaps you might be tempted by the risotto, fish or nduja (spicy spreadable pork) and sweetcorn stuffed chicken leg on lemon polenta. The dishes are all very exciting with interesting flavour combinations so you’ll be in for a treat. Aside from the coffee you can also order cocktails, wine, prosecco and Redchurch Brewery beers.
Ozone Coffee Cafe Interiors
You will find Ozone just around the corner from Old Street station. The building is a red brick warehouse property with larger windows. You will see ‘Coffee’ written on the bricks with an arrow so look out for that. Step inside and you will see the industrial loft style interiors with exposed brick walls and pipes. To the right you will see the coffee counter where you can sit facing the window while sipping your coffee and munching on a pastry.
Ozone Interiors Downstairs
The restaurant is towards the back where you will see booth style tables. Alternatively, you can sit around the open kitchen on a stool if you are dining solo or with a friend. When its busy upstairs you might be seated down in the basement which I actually really like because you can see the coffee being roasted. It’s a great place to enjoy a brunch if you work in the vicinity or are passing through. It’s good enough to make a special journey to try out the menu and the coffee so seek it out!
Ozone Coffee Cafe Information
Cuisine: Brunch style menu with global influences
Price: Cooked brunch dishes £8.50-11.90 and all day menu £7-12.90
Website: Ozone Coffee Cafe Website
Address: 11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ
Near: Old Street station, exit Subway 2 Moorgate
Open: Monday to Friday 7.30-9pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am-5pm
Décor: Industrial warehouse style
Seating: No outside seating, inside towards back you have booths, you can sit on stools around the open kitchen or head downstairs where it will probably be quieter
Toilets: Downstairs towards the back
Reservations: You can book online; it does get busy so is advisable
Service Charge: Yes
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London but interior photograph is from Ozone. Thanks: Homeboy for accompanying me.