Having lived in Earlsfield for nearly 3 years you'd think we'd been there done that but we're quite lucky there has been new places popping up over the years.
Bean & Hop used to be The Earlsfield Deli. We had been in a few times but just to grab some nice cheese and olives. But things were changing - a few months ago we noticed the rebranding, and the Earlsfield Deli became Bean & Hop. A coffee and craft ale specialist.
We've popped in a few times, initially just for a glass of wine & beer on our way home from work. We then noticed their pizza nights with pizzas and a beer or a of glass house wine, for £10. What a bargain!
Bean & Hop is a great addition to Earlsfield. On a corner just a few roads down from the station, you'll find it at 424-426 Garratt Lane. It's a relaxing space, playing some good indie tunes. It's rather popular, you may even find yourself waiting for a table. The staff are attentive and friendly.
It was only this (bank holiday) weekend we went for brunch there. I kicked things off with a cappuccino and the Boy had an americano. It's lovely coffee - beans from nude espresso.
I went for poached eggs and smashed avocado on toast. (£6.50) Have I told you before? I have this real thing for avocado at the moment. I just love them. So there really was no doubt in my mind when it came to ordering. I really enjoyed my brunch, I felt it was rather healthy and meant I skipped lunch. (Leaving room for cake later in the afternoon, without feeling too piggish).
Meanwhile the boy went for the bean and hop breakfast- eggs, bacon, roasted tomatoes, granary sourdough toast and homemade baked beans (£9.50). The bacon appeared a few seconds later, and there were mushrooms, which weren't mentioned on the menu.
The breakfasts were delicious. I tried some of the homemade baked beans, which were so tasty. The Boy has commented before on the bacon being the best he's ever tasted. (He's had a bacon sarnie here before). The quality of the food is high, just look at those tomatoes - on the vine. I also feel the prices are very reasonable. We've noticed new additions to the menu of late, and apparently there's a new chef too. It would appear there are exciting things to try next time with lovely looking salads and lunches too.
Good work Bean & Hop, we'll be back.