Restaurants & Bars 5

Boutique Deli, Clapham Junction, London

limster | May 27, 201208:04 AM

Good rustic bread, slightly springy and chewy, a wonderful base for their croque madame, well balanced with ham, cheese and just the right amount of bechamel, topped with a fried egg. The textures come together impeccable, the meaty soft yield from the ham, the gently chewy cheese, and oozy rich bechamel. Straightforward and delicious.

Lovely brioche, coarse crumbed, breaking lightly natural fissures that are sheet-like, as though the dough had been layered and folded with butter, in contrast to the wispy swirly textures of others that I've had in the past. Good rustic rendition, and perfect with strawberry jam.

Macchiato is layered elegantly into a slender cup, with big airy foam at the top.

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