Friday, February 25, 2005

Breakfast in Paradise




Mmmmmm. This is the place I had a power-breakfast with DB this morning, which consisted of 1 egg, beans, 2 toast, 3 hash browns, mushrooms and tomato. That was the last breakfast of my 42nd year. Will they let me extend my mid-life crisis do you think? It's really proving most enjoyable, especially the breakfasts.

There must be a hundred cafés up and down the Holloway Road, but only 3 or 4 I will eat in. There's a café just south of Paradise which I won't name but which I will not enter, despite the charm of it's proprietor, the good mix of customers and the pleasant enough North London metropolitan ambience. Twice I've got the most appalling food-poisoning from that place, once running in bowel-panic from a business meeting, sweat suddenly pouring down my face, grabbing desperately at pants while trying to find nearest available lavatory. Never again.

Paradise is clean, well-attended, and like all cafés around here must be to survive, excellent value, offering a good meal for under 4 quid. You can buy a beer there, good tea and coffee, and a wonderful variety of grilled, fried, roasted and casseroled dishes, with a few choice sweets, mostly of the warm and filling kind, and often involving custard.

I haven't told anyone but I've been entertaining fantasies about the waitress, mostly of the warm and filling kind, and often involving custard.

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10 Comments:

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Ruthless Jack quoth...

Yo Deke - strangley i have a friend called Deke that i work with - I noticed u blogmarked me - probably down to being a croydon boy --- Sp what u upto this weekend ?

catch u soon buddy

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger mrsmogul quoth...

I miss eggs! Being a vegan can suck sometimes.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Blog ho quoth...

Did they offer you a senior citizen discount?

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger RuKsaK quoth...

You'll never know just how homesick this post has just made me. That is such a lovely photo and description.

 
At 3:16 AM, Blogger I.:.S.:. quoth...

I been in there... Shit I'm almost their neighbour...

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger Laurie quoth...

It sounds like one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. Time for a road trip.

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger transience quoth...

i'm still hung up on the custard, deek. will you have it for your birthday?

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Dot Bar quoth...

I wish I could have gone there this morning. Here I sit all alone while the rest of the house is asleep! You should've called me up! I'd have gone along.

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Kate Ford quoth...

Sounds like a nice breakfast. YUM! Cook me that. :o) Now where did you move to? Come on, come on,I've emailed until my fingers are falling off!

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Media Monkey quoth...

I normally end up at Hollywood - a few blocks down from there.

I'll have to check that one out!

 

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