Kopapa, Monmouth Street, WC2H

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Sundays are meant for a handful of things: lie-ins, afternoon movies and, our favourite, BRUNCH.

Having heard so many great things about Kopapa, we finally made a reservation and headed on down. We arrived about 10 minutes late but that wasn’t an issue with the friendly Kopapa staff, who immediately sat us down at the next available table. Though boy was it busy. Groups of people were waiting hoping to nab the next no-show!

Once seated and after several minutes of staring at what our fellow diners were eating and drinking, we made our decision. We chose the infamous Turkish Eggs (2 poached eggs with whipped yoghurt, hot chilli butter & 2 slices of toast), Chorizo Hash (with 2 fried eggs, rocket, Sriracha chilli sauce & crispy shallots) and the French Toast (Spiced banana, grilled bacon, orange blossom labne, tamarind raisin relish & orange vanilla syrup). We had all been looking forward to this for some time and we weren’t disappointed!

The Turkish eggs, a bowl of two perfectly formed poached eggs sitting on a bed of whipped yoghurt and drizzled with a hot chilli butter, was served with some warm fresh sourdough toast. We were all sceptical about the yoghurt and how it would work with the eggs – our advice, don’t question it. It worked! The eggs were cooked excellently with the yolk still runny but the white holding it altogether. The chilli butter was the right level of heat to match the cool yoghurt and gave the dish the punch it needed. The Chorizo hash was as it should be, Smokey potatoes with a hot kick balanced well with two runny yolk fried eggs. The potatoes were crisp enough to hold the eggs but soft to bite against the spicy chorizo. We all followed this with a round of coffees and a dessert to share. The Kopapa Blend coffee is roasted for them exclusively by Monmouth Coffee Company in Bermondsey, and it sure is excellent!

Dessert was a Peanut butter parfait with Original Beans, 75% Piura Criollo chocolate delice, salted caramel sauce & chocolate crumble and it was heaven on a plate! The delice was superb, and the agreed favourite element to the dessert.

Overall, we are glad we finally made it Kopapa. Busy it may be, but it is definitely worth the wait. We will surely be back again for those Turkish eggs!

Kopapa, 32-34 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HA

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