Handpicked: Edith’s House


Tucked just off Crouch End high street, Edith’s House is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of London. As you step through the door, you’re whisked back in time to a cosy living room filled with chintz armchairs, sepia-toned family portraits, floral wallpaper and mismatched crockery. You may be tempted to immediately curl up on the couch with a cup of tea but we recommend exploring the rest of the café first. A meal at Edith’s House feels like a proper family gathering, with the party spilling out to fill every nook and cranny. Around the corner, you’ll see people seated at a dressing table having a natter over cake and others enjoying genuine breakfast in bed. You’ll have to (politely) fight others for the most coveted spot in the café – a pink powder room-turned-dining booth where you can perch on a fantastically frilly seat cover as you tuck into brunch. The menu features everything from tuna nicoise to a good old fashioned bacon sarnie on white bread, but we think it’s worth making the trip up for the scones alone. Edith’s House offers a selection of show stopping scones, you can pick from cinnamon, white chocolate, peanut butter, honey, almond or coconut. We recommend the white chocolate scones with strawberry & black pepper jam. These are the scones saved for the favourite grandchild. Large and fluffy, the generous helping of chocolate is melted perfectly throughout the scone, making each mouthful something to savour. If your nan makes scones as good as these, we’d love to pop around for tea.

Edith’s House

59 The Broadway, Crouch End, N8 8DT

Images taken with permission from @edithshouselondon (Instagram)


 

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Weekend Recipe: Gizzi Erskine’s Black Velvet Cake

  SERVES 10–12 Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus chilling Cooking Time 50 minutes Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, chopped into cubes, plus extra for greasing 250ml chocolate stout or Guinness 100g plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 35g cocoa powder 400g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 142g natural yogurt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract …

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