When I first arrived in London, I knew that the first order of business was to find a delicious place for high tea. After browsing a few top ten lists and calling around, I was recommended Sketch London. The photos and vibe looked amazing – but, no reservations for tea were available on the date and time that I was looking for. So, I settled on my desire to check out Sketch for breakfast.
My brisk walk along the streets, through the quiet opening hours of London, was invigorating. When I arrived at Sketch around 8:30am, all I could utter was “Wow!” Visually, it was everything I’d wanted – and more. It was decadence. It was over the top. It gave me breakfast mixed with all out fun.
Most importantly – it was easy to walk in, say hello to the host and immediately be seated at a table in the front room.
Eating breakfast in such a visually delicious place was exactly what I needed for my last morning in London. I took some delicious photos of the decor, before browsing the menu.
Up first was – of course – a CAPPUCCINO. I’ve come to terms with it being my go to first order when traveling and having breakfast. And I’m okay with that.
When it arrived, it was love at first sight.
I loved the use of vintage tableware of the English Rose print. It was dainty excellence. Just like the first sip.
For my main act of breakfast, I ordered the WAFFLE (vanilla Chantilly with mixed red fruits with Maple syrup) with BACON. I also requested the various sauces for the full experience.
Simply put, it was delicious.
When traveling, I realize I really don’t feel the need for a heavy meal. As I sipped, savored and enjoyed the ambiance and the experience, I passive aggressively thanked my jet lag for keeping me awake. Maybe it was the adrenaline of wanting to do so many things in a 48 hour period. But, in those moments, it was worth it.
Afterwards, I peeked into various other spaces within Sketch. From the beautiful second dining area – decorated to be like you’re actually sitting in a garden – to a quick look around the art gallery, Sketch is comprehensively beautiful.
9 Conduit St
London, United Kingdom W1S 2XG