Recently my friend Ellie suggested we go to a Pilates class. I agreed to go along but wasn’t expecting much, the Pilates classes I’ve been to before have all been a bit rubbish, but I was in for a shock as this was incredibly difficult! Afterwards I could barely walk and had definitely worked up an appetite so we decided to head to Hally’s for some breakfast.
Parsons Green/Fulham is known for being yummy mummy central and Hally’s fits in perfectly to attract such a crowd. That’s by no means a bad thing though. With people becoming more and more health conscious, and healthiness being fashionable, they have hit the nail on the head. With plenty of healthy options but also the brunch ‘classics’ they will attract the yummy mummy’s with bugaboos in the week and then all the twenty something’s at the weekends. Surely enough, we fall into the “twenty something’s who want to try to be healthy (or at least pretend to be)”…
We started with mango juice and matcha almond milk latte (see – health consciously trendy!). They have a pretty great juice list and if you can’t find what you want then head over the road to Little H which is their sister juice bar. Any who, the mango juice was delicious and Ellie enjoyed her drink (I still have no idea what matcha is!)
After almost dying at Pilates (it really was so hard, they have these machines called reformers which look like a medieval torturing rack!) it was definitely time to eat our weight in food.
Ellie went for the eggs florentine with a side of sausages. Sausages can be a hit and miss, but these were obviously good quality and very meaty.
I chose eggs benedict with a side of avocado. It was possibly all my favourite things in one plate. Toast, with piles of smoked salmon, runny poached eggs, perfect hollandaise and ripe avocado. What more could you want?
Just look at that yolk… #yolkporn!
They have a great selection of home made cakes which looked so delicious so I thought it would be rude not to! For all you people out there who can’t/don’t eat gluten, they also do some gluten free cakes.
Luckily I eat gluten so opted for a ginormous slice of carrot cake. If you’ve read this blog before then you’ll have realised I’m a huge sucker for carrot cake. Maybe it’s because it contains vegetables so I think it’s healthy…?! Who knows, but what I can tell you is that this was an excellent slice of carrot cake. And it had 3 layers of icing, AMAZING!
I think Hally’s is great, really tasty food (and cakes), a varied menu with someone to appeal to everyone and friendly staff. As you can see, it’s not particularly big so I’d recommend getting there early to bag a table, especially if you want to sit outside as they have a couple of tables on the pavement. The decor is simple with homely touches (not how my home looks but more how a Fulham yummy mummy’s house would look) and creates a relaxed atmosphere. You can peruse their website here and look at the menus. They have also recently started opening in the evenings on Thursdays and Fridays so that could be worth investigating too. Prices are fairly standard of brunch places in London (but are very reasonable for the area) with mains from about £7-11. I’ll definitely be heading back there soon and I know this review reads like it would be more somewhere you’d go to with the girls, but if you take boys here they will love the full English, so as I said, there really is something for everyone!