A little piece of Australia in London, Prue Freeman’s Daisy Greens can instantly disperse the stresses of the week with one of her brunches.
The elegant two-story café, just a stone’s throw away from Marble Arch immediately catches your eye. With faux turf grass, deckchairs and an array of gourmet fro-yo, walking past is no easy feat. (Although, why would you want to?)
Healthy, natural and just want your body is crying out for after an indulgent Friday night dinner, Daisy’s is the ideal summer brunch spot. Clean, organic, preservative free eating is the order of the day here, but it does come with a side of coffee…and usually an avocado for good measure. Friendly Australian staff are more than happy to provide answers to any questions you may have, make suggestions for those of us feeling a bit indecisive and when they have a moment free, are busy roasting beans for the delicious coffee on site.
Supporting local producers is important to Prue, and the selection of toppings for your frozen yoghurt is evidence enough. The banana bread is widely renowned, and in fact, the reason that Daisy Green’s grabbed our attention. Bananas feature throughout the restaurant, as a constant reminder to pick up a reserve portion on the way out your door. We can guarantee you; one slice will leave you craving more.
This chic little spot is friendly, welcoming and may just show you how delicious clean eating can really be.
Who’s it for?: Health nuts, clean eaters and coffee lovers.
The specifics: Low key, healthy produce is the name of the game at Daisy’s. A lovely spot for a brunch, and with a fro-yo selection that will blow your socks off, it’s the perfect place for a rest on a summer afternoon.
At first Glance: Kid friendly, bright, airy and laid back.
Bill of Fare: Clean Eating Australian brunches. Organic, local produce and coffee roasted on site.
The Frontrunners: The Bondi Breakfast. Eggs, avocado and bacon…what’s not to love?
The Feeling: In a word…homely. Daisy’s is welcoming, friendly, light and instantly feels you with a sense of wellbeing.
The Team: Well trained and friendly Australian baristas and waiting, staff.
Doubtful: The upstairs is certainly more elegant. An open door downstairs meant that we needed a few coffees to keep us warm while sitting downstairs. Children welcome, so if you’d like to avoid the pitter patter of tiny feet, perhaps look elsewhere.
The Bottom Line: Reasonable prices for London. £2.50 for a cappuccino, £2.50 for a portion or banana bread and £12.00 for a Bondi Breakfast that will keep you going until dinner time.
Find them: 20 Seymour Street, London, W1H 7HX