Our first morning in London was a sharp contrast to the weather we had arrived to the aftenoon before. Dreary, chilly, and pouring rain, it was a day more suited to staying inside wrapped in a blanket with a hot drink and a good book. But we only had two days to explore London before we were off to the next city in our whirlwind trip, so off into the rain we went.
The London train system is wonderfully easy to get around. We were each able to pay £9 for an all-day ticket, and go wherever in London we liked.
For our first stop, we took the District line from South Kensington station (which is the one right next to the Ampersand Hotel) to Blackfriar station.
From there, we braved the elements and made our way across one of the many bridges… only to look across the way and realize there was a covered walking bridge that connected the station we had been in to the other side of the River Thames.
Once we made it across the river, we wandered through an art school and a garden before finding our way to our goal.
Son discovered this cute little cafe while searching online for places to eat (this was such a last-minute, whirlwind trip, we did minimal research beforehand).
Yes, we both look like wet dogs. We were soaked.
It was filled with young professionals grabbing breakfast with friends or coworkers before work.
Son’s typically a savory breakfast kind of person, and “The Stack” caught his eye.
Layers of bagels, beans, chorizo, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce.
His breakfast was tasty, but mine was better – the best pancake I have ever had (fried until the edges were crispy!), with perfectly-cooked bacon, and caramelized bananas.
The Table Cafe… do go visit if you’re ever in London, and definitely get the pancakes!
The Table Cafe
83 Southwark Street
London, SE1 0HX