Brunch in Durham, Flat White Kitchen

With a modern, minimal yet rustic feel, this bistro has secured itself as one of the most Instagrammable spots for brunch in Durham. Light, airy and clean it makes for cracking foodography…

Flat White Kitchen sits on Saddler Street, the beautiful cobbled road that leads the way to Durham’s most iconic site – the cathedral. The charming bistro serves an impressive brunch menu, soups, salads and small plates from 9.00am until 4.00pm every day and 10.00am until 3.00pm on a Sunday. It’s the perfect stop for quality coffee or a light bite whilst exploring the city.

With locals and tourists alike, it’s became rather renowned for it’s attractive breakfasts dishes, with the popular caption of ‘Flat White Sundays’ appearing across social media on a weekly basis. And rightly so. As well as being pretty as a picture, Flat White uses fresh, high quality ingredients to produce incredible food and drink.

My recommendation for brunching here is to start with (of course) the Flat White coffee. Their namesake and inspiration for ensuring the people of Durham have access to the world’s finest coffee. The Flat White is a velvety, frothy number that is smooth, strong and rich. The coffee is followed up with a large, freshly squeezed orange juice – because no breakfast is complete without it.

Their crisp orange juice has a brilliant balance of sweet and bitter, just what you need to wake you up.

With regards to the food, you will make no error with the Avocado on Sourdough. With feta, coriander, chillies and couple of poached eggs thrown on top, it’s light and fresh but packs a punch. The combination of creamy avocado and the heat of the chopped chillies is an absolute favourite of mine. Add in runny yolks, a squeeze of lime and vibrant coriander and you have the breakfast of champions.

If a bit of spice mid-morning isn’t quite your thing, there’s plenty of alternatives on their first rate menu, including stacked American-style pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Florentine and Royale.

Service is quick and efficient with friendly faces and big smiles. But be prepared to wait for a table, especially if you arrive close to them opening the doors. You’re welcome to grab a coffee and ogle the freshly baked cakes and loafs on the counter while you wait – I recommend the lemon and pistachio, what a dream!

Plus, the wait is very much worth it when it comes to brunch in Durham. It’s certainly the best I’ve came across so far in this incredible city. Where’s your go-to spot for brunch? Let me know by dropping me a tweet @ProperScrummy!

Lots of love, LB x


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