Lazy Brunching at Salvation Jane
Salvation Jane, Shoreditch, London.
It’s fitting that on Australia Day we ventured to Salvation Jane for a lazy, afternoon brunch.
The sister cafe to Lantana in Charlotte Street, you will also find yourself being served by a bunch of friendly, hipster Aussies.
The flat white did not disappoint with a sweet frothy pattern and a deep, smoky flavour. I’ve been cutting back on the coffee since new years and found it a shame this brew was a bit overwhelming for me.
The menu is what I would call English brunch with an Australian twist. You can get your toast with vegemite and the Bubble & Squeak I had featured a pear compote and stewed tomato relish. I also couldn’t help getting myself a little Hibiscus Fizz cocktail, it being after midday and all.
Since moving to London one of my favourite brunch dishes has been Bubble & Squeak. This compact ball of leftover potato, cabbage, carrots… stuff, all fried up with a crispy outer layer is pretty much all the good things from the fridge in one. My bubble & squeak was served with a fried egg, blood pudding, pear compote, stewed tomato relish and a side of pork & leek sausage.
Thoroughly enjoyed though the dish overall had a sweet flavour to it. The extra sausage added the savoury.
Salvation Jane is slightly out of the way on a less trafficked corner of the Old Street Roundabout. We queued for about 15 minutes and this seemed like the exception rather than the norm. The relaxed, warm surrounds were perfect for planning our upcoming trip to the west country. In all it was a pleasant place to brunch and pass the time on a lazy Saturday.