London: Market Cafe

We were on a brunch hunt yesterday, and with people always pouring out of the cafes along broadway market, yesterday was going to be the day I tried one. Market Cafe is located at the beginning of the broadway markets. On offer was all day brunch which is great, as you have the choice of sweet or savoury.

Now this is where maybe i mis-read the menu. When you are hungry for brunch, you are looking for that substantial, delicious dish that will keep you full to the afternoon. However on this occasion this wasn’t the case. I ordered the Salmon Gravlax, with heirloom beetroots and rye. For £12 I was sorely disappointed. Literally all that was served was salmon with dill, a weird rye crumb down the middle and some beetroots. To be honest – this was not a salad and was no open sandwich which when saying rye — I assumed bread to be served. Maybe I should have asked to clarify? Although I felt this was not a complete dish, literally salmon and beetroots. Would you be happy if that was served to you?

With regards to the eggs royale, my dining partner says the eggs were cooked perfectly however the hollandaise just lacked seasoning. We cant complain about the juices. They were refreshing and offered a lot of flavour. The cafe itself has a nice atmosphere, I just think it would be great to see the salmon dish to be more substantial – whether served with bread or actual green leaves as a salad. My other suggestion is, maybe update your menu description to be more clear for future diners, if you are going for the more minimalistic dishes. This cafe has potential, just a few changes would really make it awesome.

Food: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Value for Money: Average

2 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am-11pm
Sat: 10am-Midnight
Sun: 10am-10pm

Freshly Pressed Juices
Freshly Pressed Juices
Salmon Gravlax
Salmon Gravlax
Eggs Royale
Eggs Royale


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