3.5 £10

The Blue Legume, N1

A great atmosphere and generous portions help this café come restaurant stand out from the rest

The Blue Legume is a local favourite, with 3 locations all serving up healthy Mediterranean dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. It’s one of my favourite places for breakfast or brunch. I haven’t been in the evening but I’ve walked past several times and it looks like it’s a great venue for a relaxing dinner.

Once you’re inside you instantly feel relaxed, there’s a lovely atmosphere in The Blue Legume and the staff will quickly get you seated. The decor is interesting, with exposed brickwork in the front section of the restaurant and the ceiling almost completely covered in mirrors. As you head to the back of the restaurant past the delicious looking specials and dessert counters there’s a much lighter, white walled section.

The portions are generous here, making it great value for money and the food’s of a high standard. If there’s two of, sharing the Mediterranean breakfast, which consists of grilled Halloumi, spicy sausage, feta, fresh tomato, poached egg, olives and jam with brown toast and the Hash Brown or Cumberland breakfast is a good idea so you get a bit of everything. The fresh combination juices are also excellent and will help set you up for the day.

  • The Blue Legume, N1

    Dessert Counter

  • The Blue Legume, N1

    Daily Specials

  • The Blue Legume, N1

    Interior

The Blue Legume ticks a lot of boxes and lends itself to a lot of situations, coffee and cake, fresh Mediterranean salads, British fry ups and so on. It’s popular with the locals and rightly so, long may it continue.

Images courtesy of The Blue Legume.

Posted in: 3 Star, Brunch, Cafes, Mediterranean, North London

The Bill

4 Diners
Cumberland Sausage Breakfast £6.95
Hash Brown Breakfast £6.95
Mediterranean Breakfast x 2 £6.95 each
Orange & Carrot Juice £2.85
Carrot, Orange & Ginger Juice £2.95
Cappuccino x 2 £2.35 each
Total £38.30
Per person £9.58

Contact Info

The Author

Gary Simmons
87 reviews

Founder of Scoff London, co-founder of Eat My World and in to all things foodie, Gary has eaten 13 meals in one day, a tarantula, a scorpion, the world's hottest chilli and most expensive soup.

Read Next

Princi, W1

PRINCI_scoff005

A Milanaise bakery with more style than substance

Boyds Brasserie, WC2

boyds-brasserie-tapas

Great value pre-theatre menu in a grand setting

Bird of Smithfield, EC1

bird-of-smithfield-pork-belly

Everything you could want from a top drawer members club, with no membership required

Bi Bim Bap Soho, W1

image

Tasty dishes, served quickly at a good price, but slightly misses the mark on flavour

Euphorium Bakery (Islington), N1

IMG_2558

An underwhelming British bakery

Koya, W1

koya-kamo-roast

I've never been a big fan of Udon... Koya's done nothing to change that

Zoe Restaurant, N1

zoe-restaurant-escargots

Ranked '#32 of 12,026 restaurants in London' - questionable?

Yum Bun, EC1

IMG_2732

Probably the most apt name for a snack joint ever

The Regent, N1

IMG_2500

Get off Upper Street and head to this cool pub for one of it's tasty stone baked pizzas

Busaba Eathai, EC1

busaba-eathai-pandan-chicken

Tasty thai food, a chain worth visiting!

Mezcaleria Qui Qui Ri Qui, E2

Quiquiriqui_Tasting05

If you like Whisky & Tequila, you'll LOVE Mezcal

Foxlow, EC1

foxlow_squid

All the best bits of Hawksmoor, wrapped up in a friendly neighbourhood restaurant