LONDON | St Clements Parsons Green is a rustic cafe located in SW6 which focuses on seasonal British produce and great coffee. The cafe itself has a quaint homely atmosphere which makes it perfect for brunch with friends or a quiet location to do some work. St Clements’ ethos is simple food make exceptionally well. As such this is not the location to expect crazy flavour combinations with all the bells and whistles. Rather this is where you go if you want classic flavour combinations prepared and served properly.
To start our morning off Paul and I both had a cups of the house coffee which was sharp and flavourful. The coffee is produced by East London based Ozone Coffee Roasters and served with milk from Goodwill Farm. It’s obvious when dining at St Clements that the owners are proud of their producers, and the origin of all ingredients is proudly displayed. I find it refreshing when businesses are so willing to provide this information and in turn support small producers.
The coffee was a great start and fortunately the food did not disappoint.
Scrambled Eggs On Sourdough with Yorkshire Bacon (£9.50)
The scrambled eggs on sourdough were light, creamy and the addition of a tomato chutney added a great depth of flavour. Simple and delicious. There was an option to replace the bacon with smoked salmon from Yorkshire’s Staal Smokehouse, and a further option to add portobello mushrooms (+£2.50)
Organic Porridge With Grated Apple, Toasted Coconut & Honey (£6.00)
This dish was delicious and exactly what one looks for when ordering a porridge. The oats were creamy, the apple added a little natural sweetness and the toasted coconut completed things with some textural difference.
A range of preserves, the house blend coffee beans and granola along with other bits and bobs depending on the season are available to purchase and take home.
St Clements also offers regular supper clubs which consist of a 3 course set menu (£38.00/head) . During the supper club a range of creative dishes are served in a casual setting with approximately 10 people. This gives diners a great opportunity to try a range of dishes at a reasonable price. If you are interested in attending one of the supper clubs you can book using the St Clements website.
We only sampled a few things on the breakfast menu, but based on our experience I would definitely be interested in trying more dishes from the breakfast and lunch menus and attending one of the supper clubs. In fact while we were eating breakfast we had a chat to a cafe regular who enthused highly about the many supper club experiences she’d had at St Clements. Sometimes you don’t need to be fancy or on trend, and just doing honest food right with great service is all one needs. St Clements fits this bill nicely.
201 New Kings Road
London SW6 4SR
Mon – Fri: 8:00am to 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sun: 9:00am to 5:30pm