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When I go out for breakfast I do love a good Eggs Florentine. But when I was offered to try somewhere different with Nats Keigher herself and her new job, we decided to check out Nopi. Now, Nopi is the brainchild of the team behind Ottolenghi and this is their brasserie with a twist.

The ground floor has simple white square tables and cracking brass lampshades above. The breakfast menu isn’t what you expect but with a mix of Middle-eastern and Asian food, this is something a wee bit different.

I’m a little bit embarrassed but have to admit that I went for the Fruit salad, Greek yoghurt and granola because it just looked so fresh. And with my back to the window I felt like I was on holiday in Asia. The fruit was perfect. The yoghurt was perfect. The granola was beautiful. Yes beautiful. I had a cranberry juice on the side and loved the whole meal.

Nats on the other hand decided to try something she hadn’t tried before. Usually going for the granola mix, she chose the Shakshuka (which in short is braised Italian eggs, piquante tomato sauce, smoked labneh) and boy did she regret it. Well that’s unfair. It came out in a beautiful metal dish. But it was enormous. It was lunch. Or actually a heavy supper. Served with two pieces of delicious ciabatta, it tasted like a curry. It was delicious. But just be aware that some of the dishes are quite heavy and maybe not what you’re looking for if you’re after a smoothie.

I’d go back there for the granola, service and beautiful clean table cloths (which are so clean you just want to draw all over them). But I think I’d pass on the Shaksuka. Unless I was feeling incredibly hungover. Then I’d take it down…

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