A hit on TikTok, Crome doesn’t mess around when it comes to brunch. If we forget their epic drinks menu for a minute—don’t worry, we’ll get to it—this Mayfair café only serves one thing: French toast. Don’t be fooled though, this doesn’t mean it’s easy to choose what to eat. First, you must decide if you fancy sweet or savoury, and it only gets trickier from there.
For the sweet toothed, there’s everything from Tiramisu to Lotus Biscoff French toast. Whilst on the other hand you’ve got a solid pick of savoury options, including typical brunch inspired dishes, like the Smashed Avo French toast, as well as a French toasty take on a Pepperoni Pizza. As I said, Crome are not messing about. They are here to bury all other French toast offerings in the city, which is just as well really.
Let’s circle back to that “epic drinks menu”; the one that has quite literally been crafted by angels scientists. Sure, there are great flat whites and speciality teas. But it’s their interactive mocktails and fancy lattes that I’d like to alert your attention to, if I may.
There’s the Cherry-ology, the Tropical Element, and a variety of tasty-sounding options for matcha lovers. They look like something out of a chemistry lab, which seems to be exactly the point. The café’s name, ‘Crome’, is actually a derivative of the Greek word, ‘khroma’, meaning compounds, layers and colour. Nerdy and Instagrammable – we’re here for it.
On that note, they also have a big list of colourful lattes, ranging from the ‘Liquid Gold’ made with turmeric, to the ‘Ruby Rose’ with beetroot. Bonus mention for the Freddo lattes, espressos and cappuccinos, too, which seem unfairly lost amongst so many flamboyant drinks.
Also published on Medium.