152 Brompton Road, London, SW3 1HX
After I completed my first 10k in Hyde Park, the Beard and I went out to have a celebratory brunch in Knightside. Being home to Harrods and many other over-priced gaffs, this isn’t somewhere I would normally chose to brunch, but I’d just ran a 6.4 mile race and was starved, and Knightsbridge – as expensive as it may be – was right on our doorstep, so the Beard and I wandered along to see what we could find.
We ended up stumbling upon Caffe Concerto, an elegant open-front Patisserie style place, that serves everything from brunch and lunch to dinner and cocktails. With its deeps red theme and luxurious cakes lined up to lure you in, it looked like it could be mistaken for a Parisian Bakery. We took a look at the menu and despite Caffe Conerto’s elegant decor and expensive location, we were pleased to discover that it is actually a very reasonably priced establishment, in fact the breakfast prices didn’t really differ much from our local cafes in NW2. We picked a table that was just creeping on the border of being outside and ordered some coffee and much needed ice cold water.
I was really impressed with the breakfast menu, I love having loads to chose from and Caffe Concerto didn’t let me down. They offer everything from waffles and pancakes to a continental breakfast to the full english. They also have a gazzilion beautiful cakes and pastries just waiting to be ordered. But in the end I ordered the pancakes with banana, maple syrup and yoghurt, because you can never go wrong with Pancakes. The Beard went for the Croque Monsieur, which I thought sounded quite exotic and had no idea what it was, but it turns out it’s basically a grilled cheese. Mind you, he said it was delicious and it was presented beautifully. Mine was nice. I ate the yoghurt separately as a pre-pancake snack. Then I drizzled, okay I COVERED my pancakes and banana in the maple syrup. It was yummy, but I would have liked a little more bannana.
Both our breakfasts were £7.50, and my latte was £3.20. So it worked out as quite a cheap little outing. Not a bad find for a wander down Knightsbridge. It turns out Caffe Concerto is a London chain and has cafe’s dotted all over London, so why not try out your nearest one? They also provide live music whilst you dine in the evenings if thats more your thang (hence the name).