Ask For Janice | Brunch in London

Oh yes, it's brunch time again.

There are always those places that you pass multiple times a year, maybe even every week, but it's never quite the right time to go in. Ask For Janice happens to be on my walk from work to my dentist, which I visit more frequently than I would like... It's also close to the Barbican Centre and I don't end up in the area much on my weekends. But, I finally paid a visit a few weeks back and it was a very interesting experience!

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With rustic-looking wooden furniture, a couch in the corner, brick walls that have been painted white, exposed concrete pillars and lots of greenery, this place is basically my idea of a dream. Before I start talking about the food, it would also make for a good spot to just come and have a drink and read, sketch or work.

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I visited with my boyfriend, and after sitting down and looking at the menu we quickly realised this wasn't your regular brunch place. Initially we thought we could only get a bottomless brunch, but we didn't want a boozy breakfast and were also looking to spend a little bit less. Fortunately the waitress explained you can also just pick some items from the list of food, mix and match, and pay £6 per plate. We ended up having 3 plates split between us, and I think that was about right!

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We each ordered a really nice freshly squeezed juice (grapefruit for me), and I got the chance to take my reusable straw for a spin for the first time. We also got 3 of the veggie plates to share, and I love how each of them was a little bit different than we were expecting. My favourite was the Bloody Mary beans on toast with horse radish cream (see what I mean?), with the carrot hotcake (see above) coming in second. Seeing as we pretty much ordered all the veggie plates, I wouldn't say the brunch is very vegan friendly, but you can check out the menu yourself here.

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Next time you happen to be around the Barbican area, why not try it out? They also do cocktails  and other food in the evening, so I might just have to head back and give them a go soon...