London, ChiswickThe Award-winning Urban Pantry

By Karen Brown, Glowcation Editor
6 November '17

Urban Pantry takes inspiration from Aussie and Kiwi cafés – famous for delicious, healthy brunches.

This cute café set on a quiet shopping street off Chiswick High Road offers Veggie and Vegan breakfasts till 4 pm (!)

Urban Pantry won Time Out’s best Chiswick café in its first year and was a runner up in the Observer Monthly’s best cheap eats.

To keep at the top of its game, the cafe changes its menu every fortnight based on seasonality and availability of local ingredients and is organic wherever possible.

The setting

Urban Pantry is surrounded by the independent shops of Chiswick’s Devonshire Road. It’s a pretty café with pastel painted chairs, wooden tables and lime-washed wood panelling.

There’s also a counter at the window looking out onto Devonshire Road and an outside seating area hedged with plants. The staff are friendly and helpful.

At breakfast, the café was busy with locals and a couple of tourists. Urban Pantry is handy for Chiswick Park, Hogarth’s House and Chiswick’s many independent shops. 

The little things

Dogs are welcome. There are fresh flowers on each table and crayon pots for children.

The fresh juice test

Urban Pantry serves a smoothie of the day and fresh orange juice. In addition, the fridge is stacked with a selection of drinks including the Moju juice range. We had the Moju Green One – packed with kale, spinach, apple, ginger, celery, lemon and cucumber.

A lovely combo maintaining a veggie taste but with the ginger and apple adding a refreshing touch of sweetness.

Plus, we couldn’t resist the house mango and raspberry smoothie- thick, fruity and filling.

What we ate

Although there was a Vegan and Veggie Brekkie and warming porridges, we went for the seasonal special – the special autumn French toast.

A large plate layered with generous hunks of brioche, poached plums, plum compote, toasted almond flakes and clotted cream.

The avo on toast looked awesome, but we went for the corn fritters with roasted heritage tomatoes, chili jam and “little” leaves. A crunchy, yummy dish.

We had a rich Matcha Latte to finish.

 

The bill

French Toast Special £8.50
Corn fritters £10.60
Smoothie £3.50
Moju Juice £2.95
Matcha Latte £2.90


What else?

There’s free wifi and the staff are happy to provide goodie bags of any leftovers from the large portions.

The coffee is also highly recommended and Urban Pantry serves alcohol.

What made us glow?

The vibe – the friendliness of the staff spilled over and most of the customers ended up talking to each other. A lovely place to spend a morning.

Urban Pantry

15 Devonshire Road,
Chiswick,
London W4 2EU

020 8994 1444
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