One of my favourite coffee shops EVER is Zealand on Roman Road, Bethnal Green.
I used to come here a lot a few years ago when my sister, who introduced me to Zealand, lived in Bethnal Green. I forgot how much I loved it!
Mr A. and I decided to take stroll and grab a coffee and bite to eat for breakfast (at 1pm ha)
The decision to go to Zealand was THE BEST DECISION WE MADE ALL WEEK.
This place is effortlessly cool, a little on the small side (not nice to sit outside when it’s cold!) and of course very rustic and healthy. The menu is so simple and the food is delicious – I do love a place with a small menu, always means that they can nail what they have on there!
We ordered two flat whites and had to sit outside for a bit while we waited for a comfy seat inside.
I went for the ‘brie, mixed leaves & caramelised onion granary s/w’ and of course, I added bacon – they had to put it on flat bread though as they had run out of granary (which totally made it better in my eyes!) Mr A. went for the ‘avo toast with chili flakes & lemon’ and also added bacon (I don’t like chili or flakes but I’ve been told this combo is one of the best known to man – and probably, if you have been to AUS or NZ, you are hooked anyway)
The staff could do with being a little bit nicer but hey ho. Maybe it’s not cool to be nice?!
Of course we finished it off with cake and of course it was a flour less chocolate & orange cake BUT IT WAS SO DARN TASTY.
£19 for all of that and a fresh mint tea…not the cheapest but a definite must visit.