The great thing about being a blogger is that you become part of a community which leads to making new friends. I met Annabelle at the Boozy Bloggers Brunch in the Autumn and we made sure to stay in touch, and now because of that friendship, I have become part of a group of girls who are, like all bloggers, big brunch fans.
Last weekend was our inaugural London Bloggers Brunch. A miserable, freezing rainy Saturday, we all met in Chelsea at Megan’s, a very cute and quirky Meditteranean cafe just a few minutes walk from Chelsea Football Club where in the Summer, diners can enjoy their food al-fresco, or in the winter, beneath the un-retracted canopy in the courtyard fitted with patio heaters – that is where our table could be found. There is gingham, and flowers snaking their way across walls, and while feminine, it doesn’t actually alienate a male clientele.
As a big group, we got to enjoy the set menu – but we started, of course, with some bubbly.
Prosecco, the drink of our generation, was the fizz for the table and Megan’s happen to have their own personalised branding which is super cute, and they serve it in proper champagne saucers.
We ordered coffees once the last drop of fizz had been drunk, most of us opting for a flat white. Disappointingly they didn’t have soya or oat milk (I’m doing that thing where I make a conscious effort not to drink dairy at the moment) and I’m not a fan of almond or coconut milk in my coffee.
With all our beverage needs accounted for, the food began to arrive. A veritable feast of beautifully fresh and buttery pastries; croissants, pain au chocolat and pain au raisins were piled high, golden brown and perfectly shiny, alongside rich chocolate brownies and salted caramel filled biscuits.
On the savoury side, a platter of baps containing either egg and bacon or avo and halloumi – the perfect bap combos.
Finally, to complete the brunch feast, a bowl of sweet and crunchy granola and thick pillows of natural yoghurt. I love granola and this one, in particular, was delicious with chunks of dried fruit, though it could have done with a drizzle of honey to sweeten it up a little.
One of the great things about being out with other bloggers is there is no shame in taking ALL the photos of ALL the food from every angle possible.
This set menu was priced at £19 each (they gifted the prosecco to us, though a bottle is usually £28 each) and the coffees were all an extra £3, We had so much food that we each ended up taking a doggy bag of pastries home with us (which my friends and I later enjoyed at the pub!) making it all brilliant value for money. Service was a little on the slow side and it took a while for some requests to be met, but all of that can be forgiven as the food and surroundings were glorious.
I left before most of the group as I had some pub plans, but we’ve already planned our second #LondonBloggersBrunch for next month. If you want to follow the other gorgeous gals in the group, follow the hashtag on Instagram, and to book yourself a table of your own for brunch at Megan’s, head over here.
This is a super little spot for a relaxed brunch with friends, old and new, and good news – it’s pooch-friendly, so you can take your four-legged friends along for brunch, too!