Albion At The Boundary London : The Essentials
Albion might happily describe itself as an East London 'Caff' in the traditional British sense, but it is certainly no greasy spoon. Owned and designed by Terrance Conran, Albion in Shoreditch forms part of Conran's Boundary London; part Hotel, Restaurant, Cafe, Grocery and Bakery.
In a transformed former Victorian Printworks this British Cafe serves unpretentious food, delivered simply and with a good deal of class. Like the surroundings the food is carefully thought out and balanced, modestly priced and always seasonal. If I have the time, this is a favourite breakfast spot of mine, with homemade granola, fried duck eggs on toast, a carafe of water and a pot of coffee to start the day. For those who want a more traditional East End breakfast there are always kippers or devilled kidneys on the menu; and for the health conscious there are some dishes that have been created with nutritionists Chris Sandel and Libby Limon, such as Matcha and Cinnamon overnight oats.
Albion spills out on to streets of Shoreditch, whatever the weather, its quality and reasonable prices for London make it ever popular. The Grocery and Bakery are full of freshly baked goods, seasonal vegetables, classic British staples, and a charming selection of wine. So if your not hungry or are unlucky unable to be seated there is plenty for you to sample and take home with you.