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The Table Cafe, London {May 2014}

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.

Waiting for the train at South Kensington station

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.

Waiting for the train at South Kensington station

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.

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.


Crossing the bridge in the pouring rain (we realized after the fact that there was a covered bridge we probably could have taken)
Rainy London
Allison seeking shelter from the rain
The underside of a bridge
Rain, construction, and boats in the Thames

Once we made it across the river, we wandered through an art school and a garden before finding our way to our goal.

Allison walking through a garden

The Table Cafe.

A drenched Allison at The Table Cafe

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.

Son at the Table Cafe

It was filled with young professionals grabbing breakfast with friends or coworkers before work.

The inside of The Table Cafe

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.

Buttermilk pancakes with bacon and caramelized bananas

The Table Cafe… do go visit if you’re ever in London, and definitely get the pancakes!

The outside of The Table Cafe

The Table Cafe
83 Southwark Street
London, SE1 0HX


2 Responses

  1. […] breakfast at The Table Cafe, we wandered to the nearby Borough […]

  2. Looks to be a very nice place to be..the table cafe

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