Squirrel combines health, fun and a lot of greenery right in the heart of South Kensington.

This fast, casual café is quickly becoming one of the capital’s must visit pit stops.

 


The Setting

This cute woodland haven is less than a minute’s walk from South Kensington station and close to Hyde Park and museums.  You can choose between a variety of nature filled seating options. There is the indoor garden, upstairs treehouse (booth-tables, nestled among forest greenery overlooking the café), or outdoor tables on the pavement.

The walls are decked out in greenery, plant pots hang from the ceiling and there are trees in the middle of the restaurant. This creates an immersive atmosphere, surrounded by nature.

The Green Juice Test

We tried the “Happy Squirrel” smoothie – a wonderfully green blend of banana, matcha, cashew butter, vanilla, cinnamon, spinach, almond milk and coconut nectar. It was perfectly thick with just the right amount of sweetness! The extensive range of drinks in the fridge includes plenty of cold-pressed juice, kombucha and charcoal water.

The Little Things

Squirrel is stacked full of cute details like the Drinking Well with flavoured waters (including wild berry, lemon and cayenne, barley water and jasmine green tea).

The “Squirrel Away” section offers a “pic-n-mix” style selection of snacks, such as, dehydrated banana chips and all sorts of nuts. They also sell grab-and-go snacks, like healthier popcorn, coconut bites and chickpea puffs. Squirrel are also dog friendly.



What we ate

We ordered the Ginger Spice Grain Bowl – a nutrient-dense salad made with tofu, quinoa, spinach, beetroot, sweet potato, shredded red cabbage, mixed seeds and avocado, tossed in a delicious carrot-ginger-miso dressing.

Let’s be honest, you can’t call it brunch if avocado toast isn’t involved! We got it on gluten-free toast with a squeeze of lime, a pinch of chilli flakes and a handful of rocket to garnish.

We finished the meal on a sweeter note with the açai bowl, blended with banana, pineapple and mixed berries, and topped with granola, toasted coconut chips and chia seeds – a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds!


What else?

We loved the huge variety of options, from the “Create your own” salad bar to tortilla wraps, as well as every classic brunch staple.

Squirrel is also on Deliveroo.

What made us glow?

The cosy woodland décor and the cute interior details!


The bill

GF Avocado Toast   £7.20
Acai Bowl   £6.95
Ginger Spice Tofu Grain Bowl   £8.50
Happy Squirrel Smoothie   £6.95

 

 

Squirrel

11 Harrington Rd,
South Kensington,
London,
SW7 3ES

020 7589 9333
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