On Saturday I had what feels like an anomalous event, a free day.
For 5 weeks my Saturday’s have been dominated by exciting but busy plans. But this Saturday just gone was different. The alarm was not set, no plans were made and I totally slept in past 9 (another anomaly).
Aside from embracing the comfort of my bed it meant that Chris and I had the opportunity to have a breakfast date, something we love doing but can only do rarely.
Upon recommendation of Chris’ new workmates we travelled to Kings Cross for the pleasure of a breakfast date and after walking the long way round had breakfast at Dishoom, a Bombay style café.
I guess this blog post comes with a side note, because as it was a breakfast date I didn’t have the opportunity to take many photos (mostly a self-inflicted rule).
That aside this place was awesome to eat at.
It was already packed so we ended up at a sharing table, which was okay, but it was downstairs and away from light. We were given the choice of sitting at the bar or downstairs and we chose downstairs.
The staff were super friendly to and there were a lot staff around. The guy in particular who waited on our table never missed a beat with bringing tap water to us when our glasses were empty and was generally just super friendly. In fact we considered the staff friendly enough not to decline the optional gratuity.
The food was incredible, although I fell victim to food envy. I ordered The Big Bombay, a Bombay take on a full English breakfast. The winning element was the masala beans which with the super soft pau buns was a perfectly satisfying combination. Although mine was delicious it was Chris’ who was the tastier of the two meals.
The Bacon Naan Roll is Dishoom’s signature dish and after watching Chris eat half of his with a smug face I stole the other half and can really see why it is the signature dish. It was deliciously perfect, with the naan cooked fresh and to that crispy perfection that complimented the sweet streaky bacon amazingly. My food envy was well deserved because this dish was compiled of so many components complimenting each other that I wouldn’t even both looking at other menu option upon my next visit. And there will be another visit.
Dishoom also offers house chai as a refillable. However not being a big fan of cinnamon I didn’t indulge in this. Both Chris and I ordered fruit juices, which, as they should be, were fresh pressed and served cold.
Four for you
Glen Coco Dishoom. Your breakfast was fabulous.