Last week my friend and I ventured into London for her belated birthday brunch. As my friend is an avid health food fan and a big admirer of Deliciously Ella, we decided to go to the Mae Deli in Marylebone for some breakfast.
I’ll be honest, I’m not really into all that cacao nibs, spirulina, whey protein bars kinda thing. I watch what I eat, try not to overindulge on carbs, exercise at work by having a really active job, but I’m not one to really obsess over micros and macros and all that jazz. I just find it hard to be interested in it all.
As it was pancake day last week, I decided to pay homage to my favourite holiday and indulge in some of the MaE pancakes with berry & apple compote, maple syrup and coconut chips. I’ve had similar pancakes at Farm Girl in Notting Hill and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed them considering they were completely dairy free and good for you.
For the money, I wouldn’t say this breakfast was worth it- I paid £12 for 3 small pancakes plus a berry smoothie which turned out to contain strawberry and made me feel so sick for the rest of the day because of my allergies. My fault for not checking!! I wish we’d gone for lunch as the options looked so incredible compared to breakfast- sweet potato curry, lentil and bean stew, sweet potato falafel, lemon quinoa… it smelt absolutely incredible! This would be the only reason I’d go back to MaE Deli as I think overall it’s too over-hyped. Compared to other healthy delis, this was a bit of a let down for a cute brunch outing.
Maybe I’ll get on the health food wagon soon, but for now I’ll stick with my maple syrup and bacon pancake stacks, thank you!