Tartine - Balham
As we walked into this little café, just off the Balham high road, we were hit by a sweet smell of fresh cake and coffee. With some calming background music playing, this felt like a safe haven from the extremely busy high street!
Tartine is probably a coffee and cake first, breakfast second kinda place, however they do offer their version of the full English. So for £7.45 you get 2 eggs, turkey bacon, tomato, mushrooms, fried potato and toast. Not quite a classic selection!
The staff were friendly and the service was good, but the food didn’t really deliver. I had reservations about turkey bacon, but it wasn’t as bad as I had feared. The problem with it is it’s too dry but the taste wasn’t that far away the real stuff. The other problem was the potato, which was undercooked and hard. The lack of a sausage or beans was a big disappointment too.
A nice place for a slice of cake, but the fry-up is a bit below par.