House of Koko – Leeds

I’ve been meaning to go to House of Koko for ages now, I’ve seen a lot of talk about them; everything from their delicious breakfasts to pop up supper clubs but I’ve never managed to squeeze a visit in. After watching one of their chef’s appear on Masterchef I was reminded so this Sunday morning I dragged P out of bed, over to Chapel Allerton for a hungover brunch.

Firstly I have to stay how lovely the place is; a nice mixture of vintage and industrial with comfy corners and chairs to while away the day. The owners definitely have an eye for decor. We popped in around 11ish on a Sunday morning and were lucky to get a table, there was a constant trickle of people so don’t be too surprised if you have to wait a few mins (don’t worry though, there’s a little shop area at the back to keep you entertained).

In standard blogger style we of course went for the avocado on toast; The Old Boy (£5.45). A generous mound of mashed avocado with pickled radishes, toasted pine nuts and chili on top of sourdough – a really good combination of flavours with the radish and chili cutting through the rich avocado. Perfect to kick away the tail end of a hangover.
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I always have a sweet tooth after a few drinks so we finished off with a few slices of cake; Tiramisu for me and Lemon Curd for him (I think each slice was around £3) along with a Chai cuppa (£2.65). The Tiramisu cake was nice; light & not too rich but the Lemon Curd was something else. Still really moist with an unashamed zing from the lemon curd.
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There’s also lots of other dishes on the menu that I’ve got my eye on; goats cheese and figs on toast (hello!) or perhaps one of the salads. P has already decided he’s going to have the Baked Beans on Toast when we next visit.

The atmosphere is also just what you want from this kind of place; buzzing with activity and food was quick but we never felt rushed or there would be any issue hanging around a bit longer (but bed calls when you’re hungover).

Really, I’m quite annoyed with myself that I’ve not been to House of Koko before now.

www.houseofkoko.com

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