Caravan King’s Cross is a brunch restaurant and a coffee roastery (as a roastery, you can find their beans being used across many independent coffee shops in London) located inside an old granary building, and if that’s not special enough, it is also a dynamic space that offers comfortable seating for groups of people of any size.
Located in an old granary building, you’d expect the décor to be industrial-themed, which it is: metal chains holding up curtains made of rough cotton, metal lamp shades over exposed lightbulbs, metal shelving units, metal chair legs and backs…you get the idea. Oh and there is also a metal fence shielding the otherwise open kitchen where the chefs are preparing the foods. Very heavy metal (ha!).
I was one of the single diners that day, and I didn’t feel out of place. The space is just as conducive for a morning where you’re on your own and feeling introspective. I was accompanied by the nondescript Jazz music playing in the background and the lively sounds of a place offering people a good start to their day through coffee, food, or both.
I ordered a toast topped with avocado, chili, lemon, and olive oil (maybe it’s the Californian in me, but I can’t resist any menu items that have avocado). If Jonathan had come with me that day, I would have pegged him to order the Jalapeno corn bread, fried eggs, black beans, and guindilla pepper (you know, so I could have a bite of it). I would have also made him get a side of field mushrooms and Soutzouki sausage.
My toast was still warm when it was brought to table, and despite the very generous portion of fresh avocado on it, I scarfed it down quickly. Other breakfast dishes there include a handful of baked goods (muffins, buns, scones), fruits and cereals (yogurts, porridge, granola), toasts with various vegetarian toppings (jams, tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs), and larger breakfast plates (pancakes, fritters, baked or fried eggs).
Caravan King’s Cross is a great London brunch spot for both its character and food. If you can’t make it to London or want to try a bit of Caravan King’s Cross in your home, they have graciously shared a recipe for their Cornbread with Chipotle Butter and Spring Onions.
Caravan King’s Cross
1 Granary Square (off Goods Way)
London N1C 4AA