Early weekday mornings are a bit of a struggle; the snooze button gets far more action than it should and I sometimes need my backup alarm in the shape of James to get me out of bed.
Having said that, when the weekend comes around I’ll be lucky if I can sleep in past 8am. Long gone are the days when I used to enjoy a 10am wake up. Perhaps it has something to do with wanting to make the most of the days off.
And what better reason to rise early and seize the day than the promise of a tasty breakfast.
Last weekend, James and I rolled out of bed, did our best to disguise the bed hair by looking half presentable and wandered over to Lockside. Conveniently positioned only a 10 minute walk from the house, with views of the river in the Cumberland Basin.
It was a crisp morning but the sun was shining so we grabbed a spot out on the terrace. The cafe is actually beneath an overpass which you’d think would be a bit of a disruption but the road is fairly quiet and you hardly notice it.
James kicked his Saturday morning off with a bloody mary, whilst I opted for a green tea.
We pondered over The Times Weekend magazine that had a feature about getaways in the UK, that got us talking about holidays and where we want to go next. One of my favourite topics!
Before we knew it our breakfasts had arrived.
James went for the bacon, beef tomato and avocado on tiger bread. The bacon was crispy, the avocado creamy and perfectly ripe; a real winner.
I had the pancakes, crispy streaky bacon, maple syrup and a side of raspberries. The saltiness of the bacon, up against the sweet syrup was what breakfast dreams are made of.
A great breakfast with large portions that set us up perfectly for the day. If only everyday could start like this, maybe I’d be able to get out of bed in the morning.
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