Australian-inspired Beany Green Romance in Little Venice mixes coffee, brunch and innovative cocktails in a relaxed canalside setting.
What to Expect
Beany Green Romance in Little Venice has become known for its laid-back Aussie vibe and killer brunch with a healthy twist. Founder, Prue Freeman started out with Beany Green coffee tricycles, fuelling commuters in the city, then when it became too popular for three wheels she opened her first Daisy Green café in Marble Arch.
Now the group comprises six café, bar and kiosk spots across London (number seven is to be Timmy Green in 2017), all with their own names and personalities to suit the crowd and the destination.
What to Eat
It’s brunch all the way. Bottomless Brunch (£35pp) is served from 10am Monday to Saturday and from noon (for you snoozers) on Sunday, including one cold and one hot dish, plus neverending prosecco, mimosas, Bloody Marys, coffee or smoothies and juices.
Don’t miss the Avocado on Organic Fermented Activated Charcoal Sourdough, with lime and lemon dukkah and you can add a dollop of house made chilli pesto (a must-try). If you’re feeling like bacon or poached egg (or both, pictured above) you can customise the dish to your heart’s content.
Want something with a kick? Get the Shakhouka (pictured above) with baked eggs, spiced tomatoes, labne, and organic cold fermented activated charcoal. Or go sweet with the Coconut Bread French Toast served with thick Greek yoghurt, fresh and frezze-dried berries, griddled mango, shaved coconut, bee pollen and pure maple.
But the one everyone’s talking about, is the award-winning Banana Bread Sandwich loaded with mascapone, fresh berries, flaked almonds and honey. You won’t leave this spot hungry.
What to Drink
If you’re after a smoothie at brunch, don’t miss the Go Bananas with fat free frozen yoghurt, low fat milk, agave and freeze dried berries, as well as edible roses.
What you may not know is Beany Green Romance in Little Venice is also a night owl, with an evening bar serving up a range of fabulous cocktails, natural Australian wine and craft beers.
Try the Five a Daisy cocktail with Zubrowka Vodka and all the greens: baby spinach, cucumber, celery, green apple, mint, served with a detoxifying deactivated charcoal shot. Or get in the party spirit with a Timmy’s Margarita.
Lazy weekends, commuter lunches, after-work drinks.
Look out for international street artist Shuby‘s work adorning the walls – as well as his influence on Beany Green‘s shipping container on the Southbank and vibrant deck chairs. Not to mention Louise Dear‘s captivating paintings.
Beany Green Romance in Little Venice | Unit 6c, 4 Sheldon Square, London W2 6EZ 7RZ
Find sister branches at Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS | Regent’s Place, 25 Brock Street, London NW1 3FG | Portman Village, 20 Seymour Street, London W1H 7HX | Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX | Peggy Jean, Kiosk 2, 1 Broadgate EC2M 2QS
Photography: cocktail image courtesy of Leyla Kazim, food images Alicia Fernandes and Natalie Milner.