I’m not sure exactly why I keep returning to this place over and over again: for their out of this world tiramisu, the glorious golden latte, maybe for the blueberry cheesecake or the scrumptious pancakes, or maybe because it’s only half an hour walk to my house and I’m always in search for a healthy treat excuse. Or for all the reasons above!
Truth is I’ve known Irene, the co-owner of Nama Foods ever since she was running a smaller version of her current restaurant in Queen’s Park. I’ve always had a bit of (constructive) jealousy on her, morning till evening, the girl won’t stop working, inspiring or teaching you a thing or two about food or hey, big words, life. We both fell pregnant pretty much around the same time in 2013 and had the kids 2 weeks apart (therefore endless festive shoots with my Lucas and her Ariana, the cutest, youngest baby couple for which I hope they won’t tell us off later when they grow up). She is what they call an early bird, always on the go (and on the glow despite the little makeup she’s hardly using).
Not sure if my energy levels have everything to do with the crushed avocado on raw toast and the super food lucuma smoothie I just treated myself to, maybe a little with the adrenaline of running around and freezing to death for the sake of a good photo with Anna (at Anna Pawleta Photography) too, but I felt good, I felt light, yet well nourished.
Because I’ve witnessed the work ethic behind the scenes, I’ve decided to drop a few lines about the place, it’s not a sponsored post, it’s not an out of friendship post, it’s simply one of those rare gems I happily keep sharing because they’re worth it. And a tired mum who’s passing by through Notting Hill might make a pit stop for some healthy fuel to keep her going.
Here’s what we had: turmeric latte, blissful berry smoothie, superfood smoothie made with lucuma, crushed avocado on raw toast, blueberry cheesecake, raw pancakes with coconut mascarpone, made fresh from coconut milk. The toast is made from almond and walnuts and dehydrated below 45 degrees to preserve enzymes alive while the pancakes have a fresh berry coulis on instead of a sugar laden jam. Èt voila, brunching made easy. I’ll let Anna’s photos to speak more 😉
I’m wearing a H&M blouse (thankful for January sales, it was under £10)
Vivienne Westwood Glitter Ball Flats
Bumble & Ava Baby romper
Nail art by the toddler – followed by three mummy’s coats of more varnish to correct two previous fail attempts. One gotta let the little ones experiment…