Saturday, 19 November 2016

Edith's House



Exploring London requires lots of tea and cake, in my experience! You can walk for miles and it's good to keep stopping for refreshment and a bit of a rest. On my recent trip, we went one stage further and actually had breakfast out, in a very unusual café in Crouch End called 'Edith's House'. Upon entering, the café seems lovely and cosy, with armchairs and sofas arranged around little tables in the front room. These days, that in itself isn't unusual; many tearooms - even the chains like Costa - seem to be supplying comfortable armchairs for their customers to relax in. Step further inside though, and you soon realise this one is all decorated like a 1950's suburban house. You can even take tea sitting in the bathroom or tucked up on a bed! Mismatched china and the generally quirky decor wouldn't compensate for poor coffee - but the food and service was excellent. I had a potato scone with kale, tomato and a poached egg for breakfast. My friend had a cinnamon scone with fruit and yoghurt. All very tasty. We (both vintage 1950s) amused ourselves with reminiscing about our childhoods, sparked off by the articles and pictures on display. My mum had a 'kidney dressing table' almost identical to the one below. 






6 comments:

  1. So that's where all the stuff they feature on Bargain Hunt ends up.
    I don't think I'd find it very relaxing there; it would remind me too much of tea at my "posh" Auntie's house where, if you sat still for too long, you'd be dusted or polished!

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  2. What fun, Jenny! Not sure if I would like to eat in the bathroom! ;-))

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  3. Very fun...we had a kidney shaped piece of furniture too....I hadn't thought about that in years

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  4. The place certainly is a throwback. That breakfast sounds delicious!

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  5. This might be just a little too weird for me!

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  6. Such fun! My mother also had a kidney dressing table!

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