Lunch at the Chelsea Quarter Café, London

My family are back in town! Hoorayyyyyy! Unfortunately I had to surpress my excitement of seeing them until after my 2 hour driving lesson in the morning. It was my first driving lesson in over a year. I wasn’t allowed to take my test the first time after 30 hours of lesson because I was still ‘a danger on the roads’. That’s right everybody. The crazy Asian woman driver is back on the roads.
Anyway, after 2 hours of riding dirty around London, I met up with the family (who I haven’t seen in absolutely ages) at The Chelsea Quarter Café.

The first thing you see in the window are these babies. Drool.

The café was very average when it first opened. I loved it’s simple, clean decor, however the food was alright and the service was very slow. However, it’s gotten heaps better since. The staff are friendly and much more efficient, the food is good and best of all, they allow dogs inside, which makes Grandma very happy as she can bring her best pal Benji along with her.

I can never resist checking out all their baked goods as soon as I step inside.

They do a lot of varied takeaway sandwiches and salads which look so good. My favourite is their avocado salad to takeaway, and their tabbouleh as I love it but am far too lazy to make it from scratch.

It took a lot to resist everything by the window. I turn around and what do I see? Great.

I swiftly moved onto the salads and didn’t look back.

As I mentioned before, I love how clean-cut the decor is. It’s decorated with quirky quotes in frames which I really like.

The fam decided to sit downstairs to have some alone time aka it was full upstairs.

Well, at least we got alone time here.

Trying hard to stay as healthy as can be, I ordered a juice and salad to fill myself up with as many nutrients as I could fit in. Holla at me, fruit and veg.

Grandma got her lunchtime cappuccino.

Mum got her favourite – Apple and carrot juice.

Dad was slightly more adventurous and ordered apple, banana and acai.

In all honesty, I can’t remember what I ordered. I’m pretty sure it was mango, pineapple and apple. Maybe I’ve got Dad and my order mixed up? Oh well, all their juices are delicious anyway and you can pretty much cater them to your tastes, even though they have a whole bunch of variations on their menu!

Grandma asked for some toast and they gave her a plateful.

Look at her powering through.

I really like their salads here. They have a list of salads and you can either get them individually or order a small mix (two salads) or a large mix (four salads). I love having more than one thing, so that was perfect for me. Mum and Dad shared a small mix of Seafood Salad and Avocado Salad.

The Seafood Salad has muscles, clams, squid, octopus, fennel, peppers, garlic, lemon, chilli and herbs. The Avocado Salad is mixed with cherry tomato, red onion, coriander and lemon juice.

I usually go for the Avocado Salad, but I thought I’d be a little more adventurous. I got the Green Artichoke Salad and the Cornfed Chicken Salad. The Green Artichoke Salad comes with celery, shavings parmesan, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil, whereas the Cornfed Chicken Salad was with roasted sweet potatoes, fennel, pine nuts, parsley and rocket leaves. Deliciousssss.

Health in two bowls and a glass. Hooray for a Bridges reunion!

1 Comment

  1. August 30, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    so and ming didnt order anything than a green tea?? when she uploaded a picture in instagram of these place she said she was could only manage to be 50% raw there, what a lie. she didnt even eat something…

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