88 Brixton Village Market, Brixton, London SW9 8PS
I have not visited Brixton many times before so am not aware of the food scene here, however, once visiting Brixton village market you kind of fall in love with the chilled, communal space. People scattered browsing the small boutiques as well as drinking coffee in the many small cafés.
Burnt toast is situated centrally within the village market which is not far from Brixton station. I went with my slightly hungover friend at about 1pm on a Saturday. We queued for 10 minutes but were seated shortly after. I thought this was quite speedy considering hitting a brunch restaurant at 1 on the weekend is a dangerous game. During this time we had stared intently at every dish coming from the kitchen trying to establish what it was and exactly what we would order as soon as had our hands on the menu!
I like to choose dishes that are slightly different to your average avocado on toast. After all these are sort of basic and you can make these at home!
Burnt toast had four stand out dishes for me which of course we ordered between us. The duck benedict, the Mexican benedict (chorizo and avocado), the honeycomb french toast with berries and mojito syrup, and the pancakes with berries and butterscotch sauce.
The waitress was a pure delight and was utterly impressed that two small girls would want this much food.
We did realise shortly after the food arriving that perhaps just the one sweet dish would have been enough as they were both very similar in look and in portion size however, those pancakes were so so fluffy I could not regret them for a second.
I quite enjoyed the market stall vibe to the place with the blue tables and wooden fold out chairs. You feel like you’re sitting outside even though you’re technically inside and you can see all the food being cooked by the chefs.
I would recommend this place if you’re in the area. The duck benedict was so tasty especially if you love shredded duck from the Chinese.. and if you’re sweet tooth is through the roof like mine then order the pancakes. They were amazing. The French toast was very obviously instagrammable but the pancakes stole the show for me.