Chiswick: brunch perfection at Angie’s Little Food Shop

There’s nothing little about Angie’s Little Food Shop – it is big on flavour and big on style.

Angie’s, or ALFS as it’s known locally, was founded by South African Angie Steele who spent 10 years heading up various Gordon Ramsay restaurants before opening her own cafe.

Her impressive cooking credentials shine through in the delicious all day brunch menu, tempting GF cakes and innovative salads.

 The setting

ALFS is at the Hammersmith end of Chiswick High Street and stands out thanks to the bright blue awning and painted doors. There are two tables outside and inside rows of wooden tables plus a large communal table at the back.

They fill up fast at the weekend so make sure you arrive early.

There are fresh flowers and mini cactus pots on the distressed wooden tables. The walls display original ceramics and modern art. The staff are very friendly and helpful in seating you when it gets busy.

The little things

As soon as you sit down you are given decanters of water infused with cucumber. ALFS is very welcoming to dogs and there’s usually quite a selection of four legged friends including the owner’s Australian labradoodle.

The green juice test

Angie’s does sell the Cold Press Clean Green (apple, cucumber, spinach. parsley & lime), but often runs out.

When we visited on a busy Sunday lunch time we were too late so had a freshly squeezed OJ and an apple and carrot juice both made on site.

They were both equally refreshing.

What we ate

We tried two types of egg – the creamy scrambled eggs with roasted tomatoes on sourdough and the Eggs Royale.

The latter was perfectly poached eggs with salmon on sourdough.

Plus, we tried the soft goat’s cheese bruschetta with smashed avo, raw beetroot and sprout salad and heirloom cherry tomatoes. The mix of textures and flavours was gorgeous. Finally, we had the sweet potato soup of the day with garlic bread. It was a warming and a filling meal in itself.

The bill

Soft Goats Cheese Bruschetta £7.95
Scrambled Eggs £8.00
Eggs Royale £10.50
Soup of the day £6.00
Fresh Orange / Carrot & Apple £3.10

What else?

The wide range of ceramics on sale are by three of Angie’s favourite South African artists and make fantastic gifts or treats.

What made us glow?

The vibe, the dogs and the beautiful plates all the food is served on.