This is a great little lunch/brunch spot. I went for a cup of tea with a friend and whilst I didn't eat anything, the food looked creative and outstanding. Next time I'm in the area for lunch I'm skipping pizza east and coming here for a soup/sandwich!
The North end of Portobello Road used to be forgotten and negleted, merely attracting local trade from those in the know it has now been fully integrated into the steady stream of tourists walking up and down the market.
Bluebells is a relatively new addition, immediately across from Lowry & Baker. And I must admit that I probably wouldn't have tried it if the latter wasn't still closed for a well deserved winter break. And I would probably have enjoyed Bluebells more without making direct comparisons. Where L&B is intimate and cosy, Bluebells is rather spacious and cold (I sat by the door which stood ajar more than it was shut on the year's coldest day so far ).
In both you order your food at the counter which is then brought over to you. But while the girls across the road trust you to pay before you leave, you pay upfront at Bluebells. I tried some mushrooms on toast, which at £5 a go could probably have benefited from a bit of a salad garnish.
You can never have too many cafes and the area can carry a few more. Bluebells is a decent enough addition but no competition for my all-time favourite across the road.
This is a fabulous place for brunch anytime. We had the eggs Benedict and a goat cheese salad between us. Both were perfect. The eggs were just the way i like them. The cappuccino was tasty-better than most in town. The staff was charming. I will definitely return with pleasure.
Bluebelles of Portobello serves homemade, artisan fresh produce. Whether its our Caravan coffee bean filtered through a soft water La Maazocco or hand kneaded Sourdough breads baked fresh, our attention to quality is paramount. Set in a distressed kitchen living room, our coffee shop is becoming widely known for its warmth and atmosphere. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and tea you will always find something new to try and return for. Be sure to arrive early on weekends to get your favourite seat.
Thanks a Million
Jonny Bluebelles (director)
Established in 2012.
This is an independently run coffee shop serving artisan breads and Brunches, Lunches and Cakes.
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