I first went to Caravan in Kings Cross a couple of summers ago with friends, and loved it. But being a bit out of the way (it’s tucked away behind the station in the Granary Building), it’s not the most obvious place to think of going – but it’s always worth it.
We took a long (2 hour) walk along Regents Canal from our flat in East London to Kings Cross, so we’d certainly worked up an appetite by the time we arrived! As always, it was incredibly busy (you can’t book a table for brunch at weekends) and there was a rather ridiculous one hour wait for a table. Luckily they told us we could also eat at the bar, where conveniently, two bar stools were sitting there with our names on them.
Despite it being so busy, we were served quickly and the food arrived in a respectable amount of time. I had the baked eggs, tomato pepper ragout, greek yoghurt, sourdough toast and merguez sausage, while Tim had the barbeque baked beans, fried eggs, mojo verde, coriander, sourdough toast and chorizo sausage.
What I love about brunch at Caravan is that they’re not afraid to try something a little different. Although we went for fairly safe options, a couple of other examples on their menu are a kimchi pancake with pork belly, fried duck egg and bbq crème fraiche, and a pumpkin waffle with baked ricotta, maple and pecans.
And while they’re doing something a little different, and it’s always super busy, the food isn’t too expensive. Most main courses are between £8-10. You can go for simpler, cheaper options such as poached eggs on toast, for around £5.
Because the ingredients are so fresh and tasty, it feels like quite a healthy breakfast/lunch, although in reality it’s probably quite indulgent! But every time I go, I always say to myself that I must go more often!