We have to admit, when we first heard about Wildflower Café, a ‘unique family run restaurant-come-florist in Notting Hill featuring upcycled design’ we had visions of a gluten-free-dairy-free-organic-vegetarian-vegan-fun-free menu. We were wrong. The ever-changing offering at Wildflower Café is focused on fresh seasonal produce, locally sourced wherever possible. Their brunch menu ranges from steak sandwiches, to smoked haddock Kedgeree and cooked breakfasts (of which there is a vegetarian option, we’ll let them off on that one) as well as sweet options such as brioche French toast with pears, walnuts and maple syrup.
After an eventful Saturday night (my friend arrived to meet me still covered in red pen from Rebel Bingo the night before) we headed to Wildflower for a Sunday brunch de-brief. From the fresh flowers outside, to the warm welcome as we entered, Wildflower is a charming little café with a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. Orders for bloody marys were quickly made (they also have bucks fizz and fresh juices) and, in between filling in the blanks from Saturday night, we took a look at the menu.
I opted for the Huevos Rancheros; egg, chorizo, adobo sauce, cheddar, salsa and coriander, all piled onto a corn tortilla. This was the perfect re-fuelling dish. The smoky, salty chorizo tasted great with the fresh salsa and the soft corn tortilla was ideal for dipping in the runny egg and garlicky adobo sauce. Teamed with a second round of drinks, this time Wildflower’s tangy blood orange bucks fizz, and a hit of caffeine, we felt just about human again by the time we were ready to leave.
If you’re looking a delicious pick-me-up brunch with perfect hair-of-the-dog drinks in a friendly, relaxed setting, Wildflower Café is definitely where to head. And even better, as it’s a restaurant-come-florist, you can pick up a bunch of flowers for whoever you annoyed the night before on your way out…
Wildflower also offers a daytime menu, which includes a selection of sandwiches, all available to take away. There are also daily changing blackboard specials, always including freshly made tarts, soups, pasta dishes and salads.
On weekday and weekend evenings, Wildflower offers a dinner menu, featuring a daily changing choice of three starters, three mains and three puds.