Oh how I love homewares, and Scandinavian ones at that! It’s so crazy how the moment you own your own place you start becoming house proud and investing in beautiful pieces that you can forever appreciate in your abode. And I know I’m not alone in my ever-long quest for delightful homewares, be it a gorgeous vase, snuggly throw or some new plants to join my gigantic collection.
So naturally the combination of a Scandinavian homewares store with a lovely cafe attached was a temptation I couldn’t resist. And that’s how I found myself there one rainy Saturday morning with my girl gang in tow for a long overdue catch up with eggs, coffee and chatter.
With an almond chai to warm my bones as the rain broke through the sunlight in bursts, we ordered quickly. It’s a small kitchen though, so we were told it would be around a 40 minute wait, which was fine by us on that occasion since we had a store full of goodies to discover and ogle. And yes, I did buy some things to take home with me – as if I could resist!
Between the five of us there were a few double ups of orders, mainly because we all have similar tastebuds. But also the limited menu had a few dishes sold out by the time we arrived.
The first dish to arrive was the pork tacos, which we had a couple serves of. The pork was lovely and juicy, the pineapple a nice juxtaposition in flavour. There was heat, texture from the freshly made tortillas and freshness too. A good dish for my gluten intolerant girls who happily gobbled it up.
The crab omelette with samphire took the longest to come out, but I have to say it was the standout for the breakfast! Beautifully presented, with toasted sourdough to accompany, it was just vividly stunning on the plate, and had lots of crab throughout.
I have to say, crab omelettes are totally one of my brunch obsessions at the moment – and this one was up there as one of the greats. A must try if you visit Arrival Hall in my opinion.
There was no way I could go to a place that had chicken liver pate with scrambled eggs, and not try it. I love, love, love liver (particularly parfait) and this was so my jam. Ultra savoury from the pate, and creamy from those buttery eggs.
Good, good stuff. Though slightly on the small side as a dish, it made up for it in flavour – it had bags of it. Yummy!
If you haven’t been to Arrival Hall, you need to take the time to pay it a visit. It’s so charming, and there’s no shortage of tasty things to eat and pretty things to buy. If you’re anything like me, you’ll leave with a reasonably full belly and a lighter wallet thanks to all the gorgeous things you’re unable to avoid purchasing!