My mum came to visit a few weeks ago and I wanted to take her to brunch. That extremely popular concept in the UK and the US, which nobody in Bulgaria really practices. I wanted to take her somewhere nice and special and I found Esca in Clapham. Priding themselves as a people’s place, Esca combines Italian and Celtic routes.
We all know, there is nothing better than Italian hospitality. Esca offers rich breakfast, brunch and lunch menu including mouthwatering, authentic Italian pasta, all the brunch necessities such as avo on toast and then my personal favourite part – the freshly baked, homemade pastries (read banana bread addict).
Esca is crafted after the vision of its owner Sami – to have a comfortable space which morphs from day to night and caters for the wishes of the locals to have an authentic Anglo-Italian space.
Esca is located right on the high street and it is easily accessible. it has outside seating for the fresh summer months (not for a day like today where it is SNOWING 🙂 ).
What did we do?
We had some really amazing, hearty food to say the least. I am a sucker for eggs on toast and my mum apparently loves her bacon. I also had some granola and yogurt, another favourite of mine. The food was really good and the service was amazing. The place was absolutely packed but everyone had a smile on their face and the food and drinks came out super quickly.
Before we left, i spent some more time hanging around my favourite banana bread loaf (you have to try it). I have to go back for more supplies of that.
Also, I wanted to say a special thank you to Esca, allowing me to park at the back of the restaurant as we all know how much fun it is to find parking in London. So thank you for going the extra mile to help me out, make my first mum/daughter brunch extra seamless.
Check out Esca’s website for menu options and bookings here.