Caravan is the talk of the London Town for its brunches – so I decided to arrange a mini high school get-together for brunch one Sunday morning. There was Maria, Sadia, Keith, Jason, Tom and Claire. You cannot book and so we got there at 12noon, put our names down, and then sat outside with a coffee while we waited for our table. About 40minutes later, one coffee down and a decent amount of catching up, our table was ready.
The atmostphere was great – all the tables were full and it was buzzing inside. The decor is very minimal and it looks like an old warehouse space.
A few of us ordered Bloody Mary’s. I got mine extra spicy and it was exactly what I needed. Our orders took a little while to come but it was expected with the amount of customers that they had and we were very happy chattering away with each other that I didn’t even notice.
Everything on the menu made my mouth water but in the end I decided to go for the poached eggs, aubergine puree, yoghurt, sumac, parsley, grain toast and soutsouki sausage £9. Claire had the same. This was a delicious concoction, which I would have never thought of putting together. It had a very Mediteranian flavour to it.
Maria had the baked eggs, tomato pepper ragout, Greek yoghurt, toast £7.50 and some spinach on the side £3, which was great to dipping the toast into. It tasted very Spanish. Jason and Keith had the same but with chorizo £9.50 instead of spinach, which gave it a bit of a kick.
Sadia had a crab meat omlette, which had some very Japanese flavours to it with its Japanese wasabi mayonnaise, stirfried vegetables, sesame seeds that decorated the top of it. And Tom had smoked salmon with poached eggs – a classic in the brunching world.
Then we finished off the meal with a coffee. I had one of their daily menu of filtered coffee £2 – which happened to be one from Kenya that day. They came with a very cute milk bottle on the side, which reminds me of when I was younger and the milk man would bring our milk to our doorstep in those glass pints.
Overall the food was definitely worth all the waiting. If you are looking for something a little different for brunch, this is your place.