Today's weather was miserable to say the least, so it was lucky that I had the prospect of my breakfast in York to put a little spring into my step when I woke up this morning. A friend suggested brunch at "Brew and Brownie" in York I was quick to reply "HECK YEAH". Days when you have a special hearty breakfast seem brighter and more fun somehow, and so today was a good day.
chose a bircher muesli. The oats were soaked overnight in apple juice
and then mixed with a crunch granola, greek yoghurt, dried fruits and
nuts, and a berry jam. A little bottle of apple juice was served on the
side to loosen it up a little because overnight oats can be stodgy. The
texture was just right and the apple juice had just the right amount of
sweetness without the cloyingly sweet taste of sugary juices. The
atmosphere was relaxed and with a modern rustic feel that is so popular
nowadays. I've been before and tried the Yorkshire sharing platter with a friend and I've been raving about B&B ever since. After about eating half we
were utterly defeated, meaning that I was left with a leaky paper bag with our leftover pork pie for around
for 3 hours. Until the smell started to earn me odd looks from shoppers and I had to throw it away. It was so sad.
I know it's a bit strange going out
for breakfast when I have perfectly crunchy granola in the comforts of
my own kitchen, but then again you could say the same for going for
coffee or buying sandwiches. There is something really intimate and fun about sharing your breakfast with friends and having strange breakfast-ey chats. It might even convert some 8am zombies into morning people. And if the morning conversation doesn't convert you, than maybe the sky high pancake stacks will...