London, FulhamRude Health - the café behind the brand

By alice @aliceinfoodwonderland
15 November '17

The Rude Health Café, gets its name from the English idiom ‘in rude health’ – which means “up for life and bursting with energy”.

But the café is so much more! It’s a lively, brightly coloured space serving up breakfast and lunches with nothing artificial or refined. They also have a well-known product line, so you might have seen their delicious nut milks or porridge products on supermarket shelves.

At the café, all goes by their motto: ‘Eat right, stay brilliant’…and we did!

The setting

The Rude Health Café is located at the Fulham end of the King’s Road just by Putney Bridge. The café is open, light and full of bright colours. It is constantly busy with locals who come here for a catch up with friends, or to work while enjoying a great coffee with a slice of even greater banana bread.

You can sit inside on a communal table, a smaller, bright turquoise bench, at the quiet counter at the back or at tables outside.

As varied as the space is, so is the choice of food. They have something for everyone – from a healthy version of a classic English breakfast to a bowl of gooey porridge. It’s in a good spot for the Fulham King’s Road shops and exploring Bishop’s Park.

The little things

The bright colours make you feel instantly happy. They offer a wide range of bottled drinks from juices to kombucha and have a truly extensive choice of hot drinks from coffees to spirulina or charcoal lattes.

The banana or honey loaves are super-tasty and they sell a variety of healthy snacks such as ChickP veggie hummus. They are closed on Sunday (despite what Google might say).

The green juice test

Their green juice, and, believe me this one, is very, very green, comes already pre-packaged in small bottles. It is more on the refreshing and veggie side of green and cucumber dominates, which would be fab on a hot summer’s day.

What we ate

We definitely could not resist and had a full-blown feast for Saturday brunch. First off, a healthy home-cooked, additive free full English breakfast skillet (sausages, bacon, eggs, beans, mushrooms and roasted tomatoes) and an avocado toast with sourdough, slightly spicy avocado, raw beetroot, crumbly feta cheese and perfectly poached, super fresh eggs.

After, we went for the pancake, which is as divine as it looks. It comes in a cute skillet covered in berries, nuts, banana and a dollop of mascarpone. How good is that?!

The cafe has such a welcoming and homely atmosphere, so the hours went by chatting and, eventually, it was time to try their honey loaf with a coffee.

All in all, the food is honest, fresh and very tasty with super fresh ingredients.

What else

The freshly baked banana bread! Plus, judging by their serious BBQ equipment (one of those amazing Big Green Egg BBQs), they offer freshly barbequed food for events and lunch on some days (better check with them).

They run various fun events including cooking classes, porridge competitions and bread baking.

The bill

Breakfast skillet (eggs, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, beans and shrooms) £9.50
Avocado, feta, beetroot toast with two poached eggs £10.00
‘Dutch Baby’ pancake £8.50
Chick P small hummus jar £1.00
Cappuccino £2.60
Beetroot latte with tiger nut milk £3.00
Espresso £2.00
Honey banana bread £2.50
Green juice £3.50

What made us glow

The super fresh orange yolk poached-to-perfection eggs on the avocado toast.

Their new tiger nut milk in the beetroot latte – so pretty and so tasty and guaranteed to give you that perfect Saturday glow.

Rude Health

212 New King's Road,
London SW6 4NZ

020 7731 3740
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