Breakfast at Momo
Step into the Momo Café, a quiet spot on Regent Street's food quarter on Heddon Street for a unique setting to enjoy breakfast in Central London. Offering the best in North African cuisine, Momo is a West End spot that really does transport you to another place. Stepping into this mini bazaar at 11am on a December morning, you could be forgiven for believing, if only for a moment, that you are, not only moving back in time, but across continents to warmer climes. Ethnic lamps hang all over the low ceilings and shisha pipes (merely ornamental) line the wood panelled walls.
Open from 8am during the week and 10am at weekends, the Momo Café, adjacent to the Momo restaurant serves a breakfast of traditional pastries with a selection of Moroccan teas, offering Eastern inspired flavours to your mid-morning pick-me-up. This low key hideaway is the perfect place to catch up with friends or pop in alone with a book to enjoy some all-important peace and quiet.
The menu varies from freshly baked pastries and brioche to yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, granola and a selection of fresh fruit juices and teas. The almond croissant, filled with almond cream is deliciously flakey on the outside, a crunch that gives way to an indulgently sweet centre. The raspberry jam brioche is sprinkled with toasted almonds which give the saccharine topping a welcome edge. Share a fresh fruit salad with friends for a health conscious breakfast or team this with your choice of pastries, as a guilt-cleansing exercise. Tea-wise, we liked the Semi-fermented tea with Orange blossom Wu Long and the Turkish green tea - a refreshing palette cleanser.
Breakfast at the Momo Café is served until midday. Pop by if the hustle and bustle of the West End all becomes a little too much. We promise it's a lovely way to start the day.