My first visit to The Counter was centered around the coffee and that remains at the heart of any visit there. At the core of everything, they do great flat whites. The food used to be mere background and had a slightly problem in that it lacked any texture or contrasting layers. However, they really seem to have really found their feet as when we visited it was transcendental brunch brilliance.
The French toast was simply magnificent. I am actually rather proud of my picture of it since it captures a glint of how good it is. However, for me it was actually the eggs Benedict which won the day. Freshly made hollandaise sauce, perfectly poached eggs, ham and spinach (nicked from an eggs Florentine).
The one thing is, it is slow, and by that I mean a bit slower than relaxed. Take a paper, have decaf if you are liable to get edgy and settle in. You are in for a treat.
- Price – £10ish
- 4 Roach Road London E3 2PA