I was staying at Vintry and Mercer Hotel in the City of London and came across Grounded Coffee Company when I was searching for cafes. So my friend and I headed to Whitechapel to see if it was just as good as the reviews. Upon walking in, you are greeted with tables full with students tapping furiously away at their laptops, casual business meetings, and young families having breakfast. Squeezing into a table, I got comfortable and start ordering…

My friend ordered the big breakfast. On the plate: two organic, fried eggs, two beef sausages, two turkey rashers, baked beans, half a grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and a slice of sourdough toast. I opted for the pancakes. You can’t beat a stack of fluffy pancakes with heaps of maple syrup, banana, passion fruit and berries. Ugh, just the thought of breakfast foods is making my mouth salivate.

Overall, the quality of the breakfast is good and the bill amounted to approx £10-12 which I find is an affordable way to start the day, plus the staff are quick and attentive. Grounded do not only provide an extensive food menu with the likes of pancakes, quiches, and lasagne, but their till is hidden on a huge counter stuffed with freshly baked goodies and breakfast is served all day, every day.