Having been exiled to the desolated fields they call “Royal Victoria”, an opportunity to explore the otherwise virgin lands (from a review perspective) of cafes in the area showed itself. Unfortunately the theme of “Smaug has been here” went on with most places in the area, so finding something that seemed remotely human habitable was quite the quest.
Location: Cafe Bonnane, Custom House, London
Camera: iPhone 6
Cafe Bonnane seemed quaint and, big bonus point, it offered quite a lot of options for bagels. Who doesn’t love a good bagel? For a rather small cafe at the edges of civilization, there was a lot of variety with very good combinations: I went for the goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and pesto, and Anca for the bacon and brie version.
The bagels come warm and toasted, crispy on the outside, filled with top quality ingredients on the inside. They were genuinely delicious – the combination of goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes is always a winner, and the ingredients were well evened out not to overpower but to complement each other.
There’s not much else I can say since all you do is, indeed, cut in half a bagel and fill it with stuff – but that stuff is fresh, good quality, well balanced, and the options are well thought.