Flotsam and Jetsam Cafe: Gluten Free Review

Just before the Easter weekend, I saw that Flotsam and Jetsam, had started selling an Eggspresso. What is an Eggspresso you ask? It is an espresso shot poured in to an easter egg!! That’s right it is a very strong mocha – one of my favourite things in the world!

I couldn’t miss this opportunity, so I dragged Mr FFL out for brunch (after we had given breakfast to our friends who had stayed over on Good Friday).

Flotsam and Jetsam are located in Wandsworth Common, less than 10 minutes walk from the station. Flotsam and Jetsam sell brunch all day, so what’s not to love!

The menu is quite flexible for people on a gluten free diet; they sell naturally gluten free cornbread and they also sell organic gluten free bread – which is delicious and doesn’t fall apart at all.  They also have at least four options on the menu for those of you who are dairy free too.  Milk wise, they offer almond, oat, coconut and soya!

The first thing I ordered was the Eggspresso – it was delivered to the table separately so i could add the coffee in myself.  My cracked easter egg was in a cup, with coffee and almond milk on the side. A perfect Easter treat.  As I poured in the hot coffee the Easter egg melted inside and left a thick layer of chocolate inside the cup. Yum!

I ordered two items from the brunch menu, as I really wanted to try and cornbread but also have some avocado.  So I ordered the cornbread with strawberry jam and avocado with a poached egg on gluten free bread.

The cornbread was tasty and the jam added a lovely sweet flavour to the moist bread.

The portions at F&J are quite large, the amount of avocado I got on my gluten free bread was immense!  As I think you are aware I can tolerate some avocado on my fodmap diet but I have be to conscious of now much I am eating, so I did leave at least half behind.

I really enjoyed my experience at F&J – the staff at the restaurant are very friendly and the service was really good.  Please be aware you can not book and it is very busy, but we only had to wait a few minutes for a table. I will be back to try more of their dishes (and coffee!).

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