Recently I came across a cafe on Twitter called Cut The Mustard, which I realised was a short walk from our house in Tooting. It looked like the perfect breakfast spot, so one Saturday morning a few weeks ago, Tim and I went to try it out.
Far away from the hustle and bustle of Tooting Broadway and Mitcham Road, Cut The Mustard is in a quiet residential area, where a few small shops and businesses are dotted along the road. It’s obviously a popular spot, and when we arrived the inside was pretty full, with young couples, friends and families. Luckily there were some tables outside, and it was just about warm enough to sit there, so we took a seat near to a big shelf of all kinds of breads and pastries.
I loved the window display of the cafe – a treasure trove of foodie goodies, from food products to cookbooks and utensils.
Cut The Mustard serves everything you could possibly want, including cooked breakfasts, pancakes, breads and pastries. As I’ve mentioned before on here, I’m always tempted to order pancakes but once again, the meat craving was calling, and I ordered the Full English.
Everything was cooked well and was just what you would expect from a good English brekkie – the only thing that could have improved it was a hash brown!
Tim ordered the Kedgeree, which is one of his faves. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a smoked haddock dish originally from India, served with rice and eggs packed full of delicious spices.
It would be a bit much for me in the morning, as much as I enjoy seafood, but Tim loved it! We ended on a nice warming coffee before heading home.
It’s a great little place for breakfast. There are lots of nice cafes like this around London so it’s probably not worth going well out of your way, but for anyone who lives around Clapham/Balham/Streatham (and obviously Tooting!), definitely check it out. You can find out more on their website here.