Since moving to Highgate last summer, I’m ashamed to say I haven’t done many brunch dates in the area. Whilst there are plenty of pubs to choose from for delicious dinners and stellar beer and wine options, it’s a little lacking for cute brunch spots. That’s until Archie’s opened up at the bottom of Highgate Hill.
Located just a few minutes walk from Archway Station, Archie’s isn’t just open for brunch. It also serves lunch and dinner options throughout the day and evening, but is perfect for a coffee pit stop or weekend breakfast.
I’m not sure what this spot used to be before Archie’s took it over, but they’ve done an incredible job at renovating it. With a freshly painted bright white and yellow exterior, it’s hard not to miss Archie’s as you walk past. Inside you’ll find a mix of reclaimed wood, copper lighting and beautiful green tiles.
Aside from the Insta worthy decor, they also serve up a fantastic array of breakfast and brunch options. Whilst the menus kept relatively small, there are plenty of options for everyone – including vegetarian and vegan.
As it was a humid summer’s day, I couldn’t resist ordering an ice cold latte with my bacon and egg brioche breakfast. A classic ‘bacon bap’ with a twist. The bacon is smokey with a maple glaze, a comes with a perfectly fried orange yolk egg, a little spinach so you don’t feel too guilty, and a sweet fluffy brioche bun. There’s a touch of chipotle ketchup smeared on to the inside of the bun which finishes the dish off perfectly.
Priced at just £6.75 (at time of publishing) it’s also an incredible bargain for brunch. With my iced latte I paid around £12 including service. Possibly the cheapest brunch option I’ve found in North London? In fact, all of London!
Their avo on toast comes in even cheap at £5.90, whilst smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast is a very reasonable £7.50.
They were in no hurry to turf us out either, so it was lovely to while away a couple of hours people watching and catching up.
I really can’t find any faults!
- Great value for money
- Fantastic addition to the local area
- Tasty food at very reasonable prices
Check out more of my brunch reviews in London on my London Eats tag.