Located off the beaten track half-way between Ears Court and Kensington High Street you find timidly showing this coffee shop, which has the potential to be great with some fine tuning, but that you may find disappointing otherwise if you are picky like me :)
You first have a counter with food prepared already, where you have a variety of dishes to mix and choose from: a base with salmon, beef or turkey and then you can add one or two salads to it. Otherwise, you can also have a mix of salads instead. And then you can choose the meal of the day, which changes daily.
The food on this counter is poor. It is even worse if you think you are paying a tenner or more for this unsatisfying food.
Then you have other options like ham and cheese croissants, croque monsieur, quiche or tortilla on the following counter. This food is even worse, so stay away. However, I guess the tortilla pieces could always be used as weapons (they are like bricks of potatoe) if the staff was to encounter a tricky situation with a client ;)
Now, if things are so bad, why give it 3 stars? The answer is their cakes and desserts. They are really amazing! I have tried several and I can honestly say that they are all fab! What a shame that the food is such a letdown :(
So this place is clearly not one to go for lunch, but for the dessert afterwards, or for a coffee and a cake :) I would finally like to point out that the staff is ok, but should learn not to sweep the floors in the small seating area at the back when you are there trying to relax and enjoy your food.
COURTEOUS DINING FOR LOCALS ONLY
We stopped by for breakfast this week. It really doesn't matter how the food was...the staff was so incredibly rude and discourteous. It did appear that maybe a few well-known locals were treated well. So, unless your are from the 'hood or a native French speaker, don't go there!
On regular visits to London to visit family living around the corner, I make a point of eating at Fait as often as possible. Their Foule Medames is one of my favorite soups of all time. Really fortifying on cold days! Other foods are great too, with rotating specials. Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, lovingly made with fresh ingredients. Their apricot jam is a favorite of mine, and though I generally don't go for pastries, theirs are wonderful. All this in a cozy setting near Earl's Court tube station. Never hard to fill up my loyalty card with little stars! What a gem!
Great location. Great variety of food freshly made. Vastly overpriced though! Can also lack atmosphere. Ideal for quiet chats or secret encounters, if you can afford it
Fait Maison is all about delicious homemade food and friendly, welcoming service. Established in 2003, Fait Maison has become a firm favourite locally, providing a really different alternative eating experience, striving to ensure its own individuality and constantly wishing to delight its customers with the high standard of food. Fait Maison also pride themselves on incredibly good coffee and patisserie. A wide selection of delicious cakes will amaze you and keep you coming back for your favourite treat again and again. Purveyor of splendid patisserie, we also cater for all events from dinner parties to weddings.
Established in 2003.
The first branch was established in 2003, in Stratford Road, Kensington by passionate food-lovers Mohamed Osman and Mohamed Elbanna. Fait Maison in Kensington soon became a firm favourite locally, providing a really different alternative eating experience, striving to ensure its own individuality and constantly wishing to delight its customers with the high standard of food.
The popularity of Fait Maison's food enabled them to establish a thriving outside catering business which draws customers in from all over London and out as far as the Home Counties. Corporate clients include the BBC, Gucci group, Innocent, Citadel Group, City Group, Debenhams and Ealing Town Hall.
A further three London branches have been established: Ravenscourt Park, W6; Goldhawk Road, W12; Gloucester Road, SW7. Each branch is very popular locally, drawing in customers from local businesses as well as families and locals who love the constantly good food while looking for excellent service at the same time.
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