Impress your weekend brunch date with a trip to MUD café in trendy Tooting. With delicious coffee and Instagram worthy food, you won’t be disappointed
Restaurant: MUD café
Location: Tooting, SW17 9PE
Blowout or budget: £29 for two coffees, an orange juice and two mains from the brunch menu
With a never-ending brunch list and a free Saturday morning, I jumped at the opportunity to check out the much talked about Antipodean-style café MUD.
Serving Ozone coffee and a frequently changing menu to reflect the season, it’s the perfect little spot for delicious food and a good gossip.
Having fallen in love with Fields (a café from the people behind Milk) I was eager to try more Aussie-style brunches in south London. MUD café was up next…
A friendly word of advice… arrive before 10.30am as it can get busy. My boyfriend and I managed 11am to be greeted with a 20 minute queue of hungry looking people filtering out of the café door. Quick to redeem themselves, the staff kindly offered us hot drinks while we waited.
I’m on a mission this year to make the most of my weekend mornings, I always feel more productive if i’m out in the fresh air going to meet a friend for coffee, at a yoga class or hitting the shops by 9.30am… maybe that’s what happens when you turn 30?! I’ll keep you posted on how this New Year’s resolution goes.
Anyway, back to the important stuff. The coffee and food. MUD serves Ozone coffee (a company founded in 1998 by three friends who roasted from a small shop in a provincial New Zealand surf town) a wealth of tummy-loving vegetable and fruit juices and of course a mouth-watering list of sweet and savoury brunch dishes.
I went for the wild mushroom dish which was served on toasted sourdough with red onion jam, walnut pesto, sausages and poached Cotsworld Legbar eggs. Washed down with a silky smooth flat white it made the most heavenly breakfast.
My boyfriend went more traditional with poached eggs, bacon, smashed avo, crumbled feta and poppy seeds. It looked delicious and got the thumbs up from him – being an Aussie himself that must say something! With beautifully stacked buckwheat pancakes, French toast and brioche breakfast burgers also coming fresh from the kitchen, I’m keen to find another morning to head back.
I developed not only a food but interior crush over breakfast too. With the cafe’s exposed brick walls and copper fixtures styled against shades of blue and fresh flowers, I wanted to stay there all morning and admire the space. Nevertheless our time was up.
MUD has won oodles of awards and I’m not surprised, this is a very cool place serving high-quality food. The café isn’t huge so I’d advise arriving early and making the most of your day. 5 stars from me and a list of more dishes and juices to try next time.